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dc.contributor.authorWahid, M.
dc.contributor.authorStroeher, U.
dc.contributor.authorEroglu, Ela
dc.contributor.authorChen, X.
dc.contributor.authorVimalanathan, K.
dc.contributor.authorRaston, C.
dc.contributor.authorBoulos, R.
dc.identifier.citationWahid, M. and Stroeher, U. and Eroglu, E. and Chen, X. and Vimalanathan, K. and Raston, C. and Boulos, R. 2015. Aqueous based synthesis of antimicrobial-decorated graphene. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 443: pp. 88-96.

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. Ramizol® (1,3,5-tris[(1E)-2'-(4'-benzoic acid)vinyl]benzene) is a potent amphiphilic anti-microbial agent. It is essentially a planar molecule and can interact with the surface of graphene via extended p-p interactions. Herein we demonstrate the utility of Ramizol® in potentially acting as a molecular 'wedge' to exfoliate graphene and stabilise it in water. The non-covalent attachment of Ramizol® on the graphene surface enables release of Ramizol® by altering the pH of the solution. Furthermore, the stabilised composite material demonstrates antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus which leads to potential in biomedical applications with graphene acting as a drug carrier as well as enhancing the structural strength of the composite material.

dc.titleAqueous based synthesis of antimicrobial-decorated graphene
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
curtin.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
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