Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation was utilized to gradually modify the chemistry and structure of graphene oxide (GO) flakes, as confirmed by XPS and AFM. Ultrathin GO coatings/membranes, made of UV-irradiated flakes, showed tunable underwater oleophobicity. UV-treated, superoleophobic GO membranes exhibited excellent antifouling capability for oil/water separation.
Published in Chemical Communications, Volume 50, Issue 69, 2014, pages 9849-9851.
© Chemical Communications 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry
Li, H., Huang, Y., Mao, Y., Xu, W. L., Ploehn, H. J., & Yu, M. (2014). Tuning the underwater oleophobicity of graphene oxide coatings via UV irradiation. Chemical Communications, 50(69), 9849-9851.