Oxidative peeling of carbon black nanoparticles

Peter M. Wilson, François Orange, Maxime J.F. Guinel, Mikhail Shekhirev, Yang Gao, Juan A. Colon Santana, Alexander A. Gusev, Peter A. Dowben, Yongfeng Lu, Alexander Sinitskii

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We demonstrate that layered carbon black nanoparticles can be oxidatively peeled via the reaction with potassium permanganate in sulfuric acid. As a result of this reaction, outer layers of carbon nanoparticles "peel" off due to high levels of oxidation while the less oxidized inner cores, though they exhibit remarkable solubility in water, remain mostly intact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92539-92544
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number112
StatePublished - Oct 16 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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