Catalysis: An old but new challenge for graphene-based materials

L. R. Radovic, Camila Mora-vilches, A. J.A. Salgado-Casanova

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An assessment is offered regarding the progress made, and the remaining challenges, in the field of carbocatalysis. The fundamental principles that govern the preparation and performance of sp2-hybridized carbon materials in heterogeneous catalysis have been known for decades, and the level of understanding of key issues-especially the importance of textural and ion-exchange properties (i. e., surface area, pore size distribution, and proton transfer)-remains quite satisfactory. The opportunities for novel catalytic materials-especially graphene nanosheets and carbon nanotubes-are tremendous, especially when it comes to taking advantage of their structural order, such that electron transfer can be both better understood and controlled to enhance catalytic activity and selectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-797
Number of pages6
JournalCuihua Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Catalysis
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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