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A Metal-Free Carbon-Based Catalyst: An Overview and Directions for Future Research

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Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
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Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
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Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
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Received: 27 August 2018 / Revised: 17 September 2018 / Accepted: 19 September 2018 / Published: 27 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon-Based Catalyst)
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Metal-free carbon porous materials (CPMs) have gained the intensive attention of scientists and technologists because of their potential applications, ranging from catalysis to energy storage. Various simple and facile strategies are proposed for the preparation of CPMs with well-controlled sizes, shapes, and modifications on the surface. The extraordinary tenability of the pore structure, the environmental acceptability, the unique surface and the corrosion resistance properties allow them to be suitable materials for a large panel of catalysis applications. This review briefly outlines the different signs of progresses made towards synthesizing CPMs, and their properties, including catalytic efficiency, stability, and recyclability. Finally, we make a comparison of their catalytic performances with other nanocomposites, and we provide an outlook on the expected developments in the relevant research works. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; graphene oxide; porous carbon; graphitic carbon nitride; metal-free catalysts; recyclability; stability graphene; graphene oxide; porous carbon; graphitic carbon nitride; metal-free catalysts; recyclability; stability
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Veerakumar, P.; Thanasekaran, P.; Subburaj, T.; Lin, K.-C. A Metal-Free Carbon-Based Catalyst: An Overview and Directions for Future Research. C 2018, 4, 54.

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