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Chem Commun (Camb). 2019 Apr 4;55(29):4186-4189. doi: 10.1039/c9cc00429g.

Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radical scavenger.

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Istituto di Fisica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168, Rome, Italy. massimiliano.papi@unicatt.it.

Abstract

We demonstrate that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) reduces graphene oxide (GO) at room temperature. This represents a new green method to produce reduced GO (rGO). NAC adheres to the rGO surface as demonstrated by several spectroscopy techniques and avoids GO-mediated oxidation of glutathione. This method offers new opportunities for the production of green biocompatible rGO and NAC-based therapies.

PMID:
30892320
DOI:
10.1039/c9cc00429g

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