Graphene Oxide: Study of Pore Size Distribution and Surface Chemistry Using Immersion Calorimetry

Carlos A. Guerrero-Fajardo, Liliana Giraldo, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján
2020 Nanomaterials  
In this work, the textural parameters of graphene oxide (GO) and graphite (Gr) samples were determined. The non-local density functional theory (NLDFT) and quenched solid density functional theory (QSDFT) kernels were used to evaluate the pore size distribution (PSD) by modeling the pores as slit, cylinder and slit-cylinder. The PSD results were compared with the immersion enthalpies obtained using molecules with different kinetic diameter (between 0.272 nm and 1.50 nm). Determination of
more » ... on enthalpy showed to track PSD for GO and graphite (Gr), which was used as a comparison solid. Additionally, the functional groups of Gr and GO were determined by the Boehm method. Donor number (DN) Gutmann was used as criteria to establish the relationship between the immersion enthalpy and the parameter of the probe molecules. It was found that according to the Gutmann DN the immersion enthalpy presented different values that were a function of the chemical groups of the materials. Finally, the experimental and modeling results were critically discussed.
doi:10.3390/nano10081492 pmid:32751421 pmcid:PMC7466600 fatcat:77m2smij25amnovs67vrjgjkk4