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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Jan 9;51(2):500-3. doi: 10.1002/anie.201106917. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Metallic impurities in graphenes prepared from graphite can dramatically influence their properties.

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  • 1Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 637371 Singapore, Singapore.


All at C? Graphenes prepared by the top-down exfoliation of graphite are shown to contain metallic impurities (see scheme, metal impurities shown as black dots). These impurities may dominate their properties and can have a negative influence on their potential applications.

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