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Special Issue "Covalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes "

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020) | Viewed by 319

Special Issue Editors

Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: 2D materials; graphene; energy storage and conversion; layered hydroxides; hybrid materials; chemical functionalization; magnetism; nanomaterials
Dr. Maria Eugenia Pérez-Ojeda Rodriguez
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Guest Editor
University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Interests: material characterization; nanomaterials; photonics; optics; polymers; materials; materials science; nanomaterials synthesis; organic synthesis; thin films; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an invaluable compendium covering all relevant aspects of the covalent functionalization of synthetic carbon allotropes (SCAs). Our intention is to create a volume that serves as a guide for researchers working in this field which will cover different relevant aspects of covalent functionalizatio, and include contributions from some of the most relevant scientists in field.

Covalent functionalization is one of the most important strategies for creating synthetic carbon allotropes and derivatives with unprecedented structures and properties. Indeed, thanks to the advancement of new and innovative synthetic methodologies for covalent bond formation, functionalized carbon nanotubes/fullerenes/graphenes/carbon nanodots/carbon nano-onions, nanoribbons, nanographene models, heteroatom-doped graphene sheets, porous carbon networks or nonplanar graphenoids can be readily achieved, allowing for the preparation of novel materials and architectures with a high degree of complexity and unprecedented functionalities.

Furthermore, the development of forefront analytical tools and quantitative characterization protocols for elucidating the chemical structures and their influence on the final properties of the materials is a matter of utmost importance. In this sense, communications, full papers, and reviews covering synthetic, theoretical, and experimental characterization aspects of covalent functionalization of SCAs are all welcome.

Dr. Gonzalo Abellán
Dr. Maria Eugenia Pérez-Ojeda Rodriguez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • covalent functionalization
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • fullerenes
  • reductive chemistry
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • analytical characterization
  • hybrid materials and nanocomposites
  • processing and applications

Published Papers

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