Simulating Aqueous Adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Graphene and Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots
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- Graphene; Graphene oxide; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Molecular Simulation
Interactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with graphene quantum dot (GQD) and graphene oxide quantum dot (GOQD) were probed by local density approximation of density functional theory with empirical dispersion correction. Simulation reveals that van der Waals force is the main mechanism for the GQD-PAH and GOQD-PAH interactions and the van der Waals interaction is mainly dispersion interaction. The computed adsorption energies of the GQD-PAH systems in the aqueous phase exhibited a positive linear correlation with the hydrophobicity of PAH molecules, while the GOQD-PAH systems showed a relatively weak correlation. This implies that hydrophobic interactions play an important role in the interactions between PAHs and GQD. Furthermore, the hydrophobic effect contributes more to the adsorption mechanism through increasing the number of the PAH rings.
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TY - CONF AU - Yiwen Liu AU - Zhuang Wang AU - Se Wang AU - Hao Fang PY - 2015/07 DA - 2015/07 TI - Simulating Aqueous Adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Graphene and Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 603 EP - 606 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.111 DO - 10.2991/icaees-15.2015.111 ID - Liu2015/07 ER -