Introduction to Graphene

Introduction to Graphene

Chemical and Biochemical Applications

1st Edition - August 10, 2017

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  • Authors: Challa Kumar, Ajith Pattammattel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132708
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128131824

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Introduction to Graphene: Chemical and Biochemical Applications addresses a broad range of graphene research, including the prehistory and background of graphene, synthetic approaches, characterization techniques, composites/derivatives, inorganic graphene analogues, and applications of graphene. The book’s special emphasis on solution chemistry and graphene sets it apart from less practical titles in that its concepts are immediately implementable in the laboratories of chemists and biochemists. The book presents a variety of experimental approaches from the authors’ research laboratories and others around the world for graphene preparation in the solution phase, especially under aqueous conditions or in animal serum—the most practical kind of graphene for chemists and biochemists. The book is ideally suited for a broad range of readers, including advanced undergraduates, graduate research students and professionals in state-of-the-art research labs who want to use graphene to develop novel applications.

Key Features

  • Features reviews of the most recent advances in graphene research across chemistry and biochemistry
  • Emphasizes chemical and biological applications for specialists, aiding more multi-disciplinary research
  • Presents a variety of experimental approaches for graphene preparation in the solution phase, especially under aqueous conditions or even in animal serum


Physical Chemists, Analytical Chemists, Biochemists and Materials Scientists. Secondary audience includes instructors and students at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels taking related coursework

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to graphene
    2. Synthetic methods
    3. Characterization of graphene
    4. Graphene composites with 2D-materials
    5. Graphene composites with CNT and Fullerenes
    6. Graphene composites with synthetic polymers
    7. Graphene composites with proteins and biologics
    8. Properties of graphene and its composites
    9. Inorganic analogues of graphene
    10. Application of graphene
    11. Nanotoxicity of graphene
    12. Future of graphene revolution and roadmap

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 10, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132708
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128131824

About the Authors

Challa Kumar

Challa Vijaya Kumar, PhD is a senior professor at the University of Connecticut and has more than 40 years of research experience in interdisciplinary research areas including biological chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, photochemistry, biochemistry and material chemistry. He has more than 158 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters in internationally reputed journals. He has been actively working in the area of bio-related two-dimensional materials for nearly 25 years and has published 10 papers on graphene related topics in the last 3 years. More importantly, his research lab pioneered the synthesis of graphene in aqueous conditions using proteins as exfoliating agents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Departments of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA

Ajith Pattammattel

Ajith Pattammattel is a graduate student who has been working under Dr. Challa Kumar for the last five years and has significant experience in graphene synthesis, characterization and chemistry at biological interfaces. He has 8 publications on graphene related topics in reputed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Graduate Student, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA

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