Special Issue "Porous Carbonaceous Materials from Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alina M. Balu
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, CtraNnal IV, Km. 396, E-14014, Cordoba, Spain
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Interests: novel protocols for materials design/engineering; heterogeneous photo- and (bio)catalysis; flow chemical processes and biomass & waste valorization
During the last two decades, porous carbons have attracted a great deal of attention for their various catalysis applications. Carbon materials derived from biomass resources are of special interest in this consequence, as they are highly economical and environmentally benign in nature. One of the best advantages of these materials is their simple functionalization, where advanced organic-inorganic hybrids can be synthesized just by doping the inorganic materials using an in situ or post-modification approach. Recently, a number of effective processes have been developed for the fabrication of porous carbons from biomass precursors that enabled excellent physical properties in the materials. These physical properties have been proved to be highly compatible for their diverse applications in several areas of catalysis including organic transformations, as well as electro- and photochemical processes. The development of innovative methodologies to convert biomass into useful materials is still a significant challenge in order to make potential and sustainable catalysts for future applications.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Alina M. Balu
Dr. Sudipta De
Prof. Rafael Luque
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- porous carbons
- biomass feedstocks
- advanced materials
- hybrid nanocomposites
- organic transformations
- energy applications