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Fe-catalyzed thermal conversion of sodium lignosulfonate to grapheneAuthor(s): Sung Phil Mun; Zhiyong Cai; Jilei Zhang
Source: Materials Letters, 100, 2013; pp. 180-183.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionSodium lignosulfonate (LS) from sulfite pulping processing was used as a carbon source to synthesize graphene. LS was mixed with Fe nanoparticles (FeNPs) as a catalyst and thermally treated at 1000 °C for 1 h. The Raman spectrum and X-ray diffraction pattern suggested that graphene sheets were formed in LS thermally treated with FeNPs (Fe-HTLS). Scanning electron microscopy image of Fe-HTLS showed clusters of thin graphene sheets appearing in the form of nanoflowers. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron reflection images provided further evidence of the formation of graphene in LS thermally treated in the presence of Fe catalyst.
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CitationMun, Sung Phil; Cai, Zhiyong; Zhang, Jilei. 2013. Fe-catalyzed thermal conversion of sodium lignosulfonate to graphene. Materials Letters, 100, 2013; pp. 180-183.
KeywordsLignosulfonate, Sulfite pulping, Fe nanoparticles, Graphene, Thermal treatment, Raman spectrum
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- Efficient conversion of lignin waste to high value bio-graphene oxide nanomaterials
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