Graphene oxide-facilitated reduction of nitrobenzene in sulfide-containing aqueous solutions.

  title={Graphene oxide-facilitated reduction of nitrobenzene in sulfide-containing aqueous solutions.},
  author={Heyun Fu and Dongqiang Zhu},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={47 9},
The main objective of this study was to test the possibility that graphene-based nanomaterials can mediate environmentally relevant abiotic redox reactions of organic contaminants. We investigated the effect of graphene oxide (GO) on the reduction of nitrobenzene by Na2S in aqueous solutions. With the presence of GO (typically 5 mg/L), the observed pseudofirst-order rate constant (kobs) for the reduction of nitrobenzene was raised by nearly 2 orders of magnitude (from 7.83 × 10(-5) h(-1) to 7… CONTINUE READING


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