Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Biomolecules from Surface Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Shanghao Li, Zhili Peng, Xu Han, Roger Leblanc

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Graphene oxide (GO), an oxidized form of graphene, holds a similar single-atom-thick structure to graphene, but possesses plenty of oxygen -containing functional groups, such as carboxyls on the edges and hydroxyls and epoxies on the basal plane. GO possesses extraordinary properties, including low cost manufacturing, rich colloidal properties, high adsorption, and strong fluorescence quenching. GO has also recently been demonstrated to have advantageous applications in the biomedical field and in biosensing. Nevertheless, one critical question needs to be addressed before any actual applications can be discussed: how does GO interact with biomolecules? In this chapter, we will approach this question and briefly summarize the recent progress from the views of surface chemistry and spectroscopy methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Progress in Colloid and Surface Chemistry with Biological Applications
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780841231191
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)00976156
ISSN (Electronic)19475918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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