Special Issue "Functional Carbon Materials and Applications"

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppe Cirillo

Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
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Interests: carbon nanostructures; nanohybrids; polymer therapeutics; anticancer materials; controlled drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since their discovery in the last decades of 20th century, the scientific impact of sp2 carbon nanomaterials, composed of zero dimensional (0D) fullerenes, 1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs), 2D graphene, and their derivatives has seen enormously growth. By operating in a multisciplinary context, the superior physical and chemical properties of such nanostructures have been widely explored for applications in different fields, from chemistry, physics and engineering to biology and medicine. A large number of studies have been conducted for developing suitable functionalization processes to overcome some drawbacks and confer favourable functional to carbon nanostructures, mainly in engineering and biomedicine. These synthetic strategies employ both low and high molecular weight molecules to be linked by either covalent or non-covalent bonds. The main aim of this special issue is to present the most relevant and recent insights in the field of functional carbon materials, coupling the synthetic and the application features that underpin the choices made when seeking a specific functionalization route for a defined application.

Dr. Giuseppe Cirillo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • carbon nanohybrids
  • carbon nanotubes
  • nanographene oxide
  • nanotechnology
  • nanomedicine

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Open AccessCommunication 14N NMR Spectroscopy Study of Binding Interaction between Sodium Azide and Hydrated Fullerene
C 2017, 3(2), 13; doi:10.3390/c3020013
Received: 6 February 2017 / Revised: 5 April 2017 / Accepted: 18 April 2017 / Published: 29 April 2017
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Our study is the first attempt to study the interaction between NaN3 and hydrated fullerenes C60 by means of a non-chemical reaction-based approach. The aim is to study deviations of signals obtained by 14N NMR spectroscopy to detect the binding interaction between
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Our study is the first attempt to study the interaction between NaN3 and hydrated fullerenes C60 by means of a non-chemical reaction-based approach. The aim is to study deviations of signals obtained by 14N NMR spectroscopy to detect the binding interaction between sodium azide and hydrated fullerene. We considered 14N NMR spectroscopy as one of the most suitable methods for the characterization of azides to show resonance signals corresponding to the three non-equivalent nitrogen atoms. The results demonstrate that there are changes in the chemical shift positions and line-broadening, which are related to the different molar ratios of NaN3:C60 in the samples. Full article
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Open AccessReview Activated Carbon, Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene: Materials and Composites for Advanced Water Purification
C 2017, 3(2), 18; doi:10.3390/c3020018
Received: 3 May 2017 / Revised: 26 May 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2017 / Published: 2 June 2017
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To ensure the availability of clean water for humans into the future, efficient and cost-effective water purification technology will be required. The rapidly decreasing quality of water and the growing global demand for this scarce resource has driven the pursuit of high-performance purification
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To ensure the availability of clean water for humans into the future, efficient and cost-effective water purification technology will be required. The rapidly decreasing quality of water and the growing global demand for this scarce resource has driven the pursuit of high-performance purification materials, particularly for application as point-of-use devices. This review will introduce the main types of natural and artificial contaminants that are present in water and the challenges associated with their effective removal. The efficiency and performance of recently developed materials for water purification, with a focus on activated carbon, carbon nanotubes and graphene will be discussed. The recent advances in water purification using these materials is reviewed and their applicability as point-of-use water purification systems discussed. Full article
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