Issue Date: September 5, 2011
Making Graphene More Useful
By applying a classic organic chemistry reaction to graphene, researchers at MIT have come up with a customizable route to covalently modify this ultrathin form of carbon. The work may lead to procedures for attaching various functional groups to graphene and hence altering its chemical and physical properties—a prerequisite to broadening the material’s applications.
The research was led by MIT chemistry professor Timothy M. Swager, who reported on the work last week at the . . .
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