Special Issue "Smart Carbon Materials in Catalysis"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Craig E. Banks
Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Interests: electrochemistry; 3D printing; 2D material electrochemistry; sensor design and development; screen-printing and related sensor fabrication; electron transfer; sono-electrochemistry; nanoparticles
Dr. Jesús Iniesta
Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
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Interests: adsorption of proteins and bioelectrocatalysis; electrochemistry of carbonaceous materials; electrochemical sensors and biosensors; screen printed electrodes; electrochemistry of ionic liquids; nanoporous carbons in fuel cells; electrochemistry in environmental applications
Catalytic processes are mostly incorporated in a majority of industrial processes, so catalysts synthesis characterization and performance are crucial steps for the amelioration of the rate control, selectivity, and specificity of the chemical reactions. Carbon-based supports are being introduced nowadays as appropriate materials support of catalysts compared to the most popular Al2O3 and/or SiO2, for its interesting properties, such as control of pore size and pore size distribution, nanostructural control, and surface chemistry tailoring. Nonetheless, the intrinsic properties of carbon-based materials play themselves a wide number of catalytic processes beyond supporting materials. Thus, carbon-based materials as catalysts can exhibit a plethora of applications in fields like photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrocatalysis, among many others, by simply tailoring their textural, structural and surface chemistry properties. Synthetic and electrosynthetic processes, energy driven reactions, sensing and environment remediation take advantages of the proper design and performance of carbon based catalysts. The main aim of this Special Issue is to present the most relevant and recent insights in the field of carbon based catalytic materials aiming mainly at the fundamental and applicable aspects by seeking for the influence of physical–chemical properties of carbon materials on rate and performance in chemical kinetics.
We look forward to your submission.
Prof. Dr. Craig E. Banks
Prof. Dr. Jesus Iniesta Valcarcel
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- carbon based supports
- catalysis beyong electrochemistry
- enzymatic catalysis
- nanoreactors and scale up process
- industrial applications