Mohamed, A, Ardyani, T, Abu Bakar, S, Brown, P, Hollamby, M, Sagisaka, M and Eastoe, J (2016) Graphene-philic surfactants for nanocomposites in latex technology. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 230. pp. 54-69. ISSN 1095-7103

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Graphene is the newest member of the carbon family, and has revolutionized materials science especially in the field of polymer nanocomposites. However, agglomeration and uniform dispersion remains an Achilles' heel (even an elephant in the room), hampering the optimization of this material for practical applications. Chemical functionalization of graphene can overcome these hurdles but is often rather disruptive to the extended pi-conjugation, altering the desired physical and electronic properties. Employing surfactants as stabilizing agents in latex technology circumvents the need for chemical modification allowing for the formation of nanocomposites with retained graphene properties. This article reviews the recent progress in the use of surfactants and polymers to prepare graphene/polymer nanocomposites via latex technology. Of special interest here are surfactant structure-performance relationships, as well as background on the roles surfactant–graphene interactions for promoting stabilization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Elsevier at Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: graphene; nanocomposites; surfactants; stabilization; latex technology
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 08:09

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