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Preparation, marriage chemistry and applications of graphene quantum dots–nanocellulose composite: a brief review

Danial, Wan Hazman and Md Bahri, Nur Fathanah and Abdul Majid, Zaiton (2021) Preparation, marriage chemistry and applications of graphene quantum dots–nanocellulose composite: a brief review. Molecules, 26 (20). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1420-3049

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Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are zero-dimensional carbon-based materials, while nanocellulose is a nanomaterial that can be derived from naturally occurring cellulose polymers or renewable biomass resources. The unique geometrical, biocompatible and biodegradable properties of both these remarkable nanomaterials have caught the attention of the scientific community in terms of fundamental research aimed at advancing technology. This study reviews the preparation, marriage chemistry and applications of GQDs–nanocellulose composites. The preparation of these composites can be achieved via rapid and simple solution mixing containing known concentration of nanomaterial with a pre-defined composition ratio in a neutral pH medium. They can also be incorporated into other matrices or drop-casted onto substrates, depending on the intended application. Additionally, combining GQDs and nanocellulose has proven to impart new hybrid nanomaterials with excellent performance as well as surface functionality and, therefore, a plethora of applications. Potential applications for GQDs–nanocellulose composites include sensing or, for analytical purposes, injectable 3D printing materials, supercapacitors and light-emitting diodes. This review unlocks windows of research opportunities for GQDs–nanocellulose composites and pave the way for the synthesis and application of more innovative hybrid nanomaterials.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8124/93393
Uncontrolled Keywords: graphene quantum dots; nanocellulose; composite
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Wan Hazman Danial
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 10:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 10:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93393

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