Vortex Fluidic Exfoliation of Graphite and Boron Nitride

Chem Commun (Camb). 2012 Apr 18;48(31):3703-5. doi: 10.1039/c2cc17611d. Epub 2012 Feb 7.


Graphite is exfoliated into graphene by shearing vortex fluidic films of N-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP), as a controlled process for preparing oxide free graphene, and for exfoliating the corresponding boron nitride sheets.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Boron Compounds / chemistry*
  • Graphite / chemical synthesis*
  • Graphite / chemistry*
  • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
  • Pyrrolidinones / chemistry


  • Boron Compounds
  • Pyrrolidinones
  • boron nitride
  • Graphite
  • N-methylpyrrolidone