The chemistry of graphene oxide

Chem Soc Rev. 2010 Jan;39(1):228-40. doi: 10.1039/b917103g. Epub 2009 Nov 3.


The chemistry of graphene oxide is discussed in this critical review. Particular emphasis is directed toward the synthesis of graphene oxide, as well as its structure. Graphene oxide as a substrate for a variety of chemical transformations, including its reduction to graphene-like materials, is also discussed. This review will be of value to synthetic chemists interested in this emerging field of materials science, as well as those investigating applications of graphene who would find a more thorough treatment of the chemistry of graphene oxide useful in understanding the scope and limitations of current approaches which utilize this material (91 references).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carbon / chemistry*
  • Electrochemistry
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Oxides / chemical synthesis
  • Oxides / chemistry*
  • Temperature


  • Oxides
  • Carbon