Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radica

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30892320/



Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radical scavenger

Valentina Palmieri 1, Enrique A Dalchiele, Giordano Perini, Alessandro Motta, Marco De Spirito, Robertino Zanoni, Andrea Giacomo Marrani, Massimiliano Papi Affiliations expand

PMID: 30892320

DOI: 10.1039/c9cc00429g


Abstract

We demonstrate that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) reduces graphene oxide (GO) at room temperature. This represents a new green method to produce reduced GO (rGO). NAC adheres to the rGO surface as demonstrated by several spectroscopy techniques and avoids GO-mediated oxidation of glutathione. This method offers new opportunities for the production of green biocompatible rGO and NAC-based therapies.


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