The sacrificial role of graphene oxide in stabilising a Fenton-like catalyst GO-Fe3O4

Nor Aida Zubir, Christelle Yacou, Julius Motuzas, Xiwang Zhang, George Xiu Song Zhao, Joe Carlos Diniz da Costa

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Owing to the electron donor-acceptor properties of GO, the active sites ( Fe2+) of Fe3O4 are not oxidised ( Fe3+) in the heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction. GO plays a sacrificial role via the oxidation of (C=C) carbon domains, and transferring electrons to Fe3O4. Therefore, GO-Fe3O4 confers superior catalytic efficiency, recyclability and longevity, otherwise not available in Fe3O4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9291 - 9293
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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