Bayer, the German chemical company best known for its role in the pharmaceutical industry, has filed a patent for obtaining graphene from graphite by chemical means. United States Patent Application number 20120256121, published yesterday, shows that the company continues its interest in graphene research. Products made with the patented method could be used in batteries, electrical capacitors, paints, other coatings or catalysts. Bayer is a leading manufacturer of carbon nanotubes, but seems to be moving towards sales of graphene as well. Bayer is listed under the symbol BAYZF on NASDAQ.
By Marko Spasenovic on October 12, 2012
Marko is a scientific researcher (PhD in Physics, University of Twente, NL), with experience in graphene and other nanomaterials. He is the owner of Graphene Tracker, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, blogger and online content manager for Graphenea, co-founder of 2D Atomic Crystals (www.2d-atomicrystals.com), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Graphene Stakeholders Association.