Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles Using Graphite Dust


  • Martins Moses College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • John Stanley College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • Adam Aliyu College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • Benjamin Biko College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria


Graphite dust, nanographene oxide, synthesis, Hummer’s method, FTIR, SEM


Communication in Physical Sciences, 2023, 9(4): 447-452

Martins Moses, John Stanley,  Aliyu Adam, and Benjamin Biko

Received: 14 May 2023/Accepted 16 August 2023

Graphene oxide has numerous applications in several scientific fields including electrical, environmental, energy, and other sectors. Given their significance, the present study was conducted to produce nanographene oxide from locally produced graphite dust. The production yielded 87% nanographene oxide through Hummer’s method. The synthesized product showed stretching vibrations due to  C-O and also displayed highly porous surfaces as distinct from those observed in the FTIR spectrum and SEM micrograph of the precursor respectively. The study adds to existing literature that nanographene oxide can be synthesized from graphite dust by Hummer’s method


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Author Biographies

Martins Moses, College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

John Stanley, College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

Adam Aliyu , College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

Benjamin Biko, College of Education, Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry


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