Dr Rajendra Kurapati
Assistant Professor Grade I (Chemistry)
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Graphene oxide biodegrades with help of human enzymes        

Graphene Flagship researchers show how graphene oxide suspended in water biodegrades in a reaction catalysed by a human enzyme, with the effectiveness of the breakdown dependent on the colloidal stability of the suspension. ​The study should guide the development of graphene-based biomedical applications. (Ref: Kurapati et al. Small 2015)

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 A human enzyme can biodegrade graphene                                          

Scientists have discovered that a natural human enzyme can biodegrade graphene. These findings could have great implications in the development of graphene-based biomedical devices. (Ref:Kurapati et al. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018)

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Are MoS2 Nanosheets Safe for Use in Humans?

Biodegradability and biocompatibility studies show minimal cytotoxicity, particularly for covalently functionalized MoS2 nanosheets

(Ref: Kurapati et al. Adv. Fun. Mater. 2018), News SourceAdvanced Science News

Graphene Capsules

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science and colleagues at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, have created multilayer composites of graphene oxide and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) using a layer-by-layer approach to generate capsules that have unique permeability properties. (Ref:Kurapati et al. Chem. Commun. 2012)

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