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Preparation of graphitic oxide

by Jr William S. Hummers, Richard E. Offeman, WS Hummers Jr, Jr William S. Hummers, Richard E. Offeman, William S. Hummers, Richard E. Offeman
Journal of the American Chemical Society ()
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The preparation of graphitic oxide by methods described in the literature is time consuming and hazardous. A rapid, relatively safe method has been developed for preparing graphitic oxide from graphite in what is essentially an anhydrous mixture of sulfuric acid, sodium nitrate and potassium permanganate

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