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Engineering of Advanced Materials

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Cluster of Excellence
Engineering of
Advanced Materials (EAM)

Nägelsbachstrasse 49b
91052 Erlangen, Germany


Functionalization of graphene by electrophilic alkylation of reduced graphite

The reaction of Na/K-reduced graphite with hexyliodide represents a new, versatile and mild approach to synthesize alkylated graphene derivatives, which were characterized by a combination of Raman spectroscopy, TEM and TGA/MS analysis.
Research Area(s) A2, B
Publication by Jan M. Englert, Kathrin C. Knirsch, Christoph Dotzer, Benjamin Butz, Frank Hauke, Erdmann Spiecker, Andreas Hirsch
Published in Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 5025–5027
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