IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

The project Center for Healthcare Science and Technology "  Graphene oxide : A no-Acid low-temperature synthesis from graphite. Chem. Select 2, 5564–5569 (2017) doi: 10.1002/slct.201700751",  has been highlighted in Nature India as "Safer method to synthesize graphene oxide" .

Pure graphene oxide (GO) may deliver drug molecules inside human body including the crossing of blood brain barrier. Graphite with surface oxidation has potential use in industry and more so in space research. The present work describes a simple and elegant way to produce pure GO for its biomedical use and also this can lead to surface coating of graphite useful in space research. The known GO preparation using Hummers' method is hazardous and normally contaminated with metal impurities toxic to biomedical research and this can not be used as coat on the surface of graphite.