One-Step Process for the Exfoliation and Surface Modification of Graphene by Electrochemical Method
SDBS modified graphene was prepared by electrochemical method using Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) as electrolyte and graphite rod as electrode. The anode graphite rod was corroded and deposited at the bottom of the electrolyte solution. The obtained graphene was characterized by Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR). AFM images indicated that most of the layers had the thickness of less than 2 nm, suggesting the fromation of single layer of graphene. The resulting graphene showed very good dispersion stability both in water and in organic solvents (ethanol, acetone).
Joong Hee Lee
P. Li et al., "One-Step Process for the Exfoliation and Surface Modification of Graphene by Electrochemical Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 743-746, 2010