Special Issue "Materials Chemistry of Fullerenes, Graphenes, and Carbon Nanotubes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: : photonic organic materials; fullerenyl nanomaterials; photoenergy-active organic/polymer materials; photodynamic biomaterials; upconverting organic-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles
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Interests: nanoparticles; carbon nanomaterials; hybrid materials; hydrogels; polymer therapeutics; self-assembling materials; stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems; cancer; infectious diseases
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Nanocarbon compounds, including but not limited to fullerenes, graphenes, and carbon nanotubes, are attracting increasing interest due to their superior physic chemical, mechanical, and biological features. Such materials have been proposed for several applications in different research fields, from chemistry and engineering to electronics, materials science, energy management, and biomedicine.
This Special Issue is intended as a platform for interactive material science articles (either research and review articles) with an emphasis on the functionalization chemistry, preparation, and characterization of nanocarbon compounds, as well as all aspects of physical properties of functionalized, conjugated, or hybrid nanocarbon materials, and their associated applications. The ultimate aim is to collect all the recent advances in the field, highlighting the strengths and the weaknesses of each nanostructure and providing new ideas for researchers working in this multidisciplinary area.
Prof. Long Y Chiang
Prof. Giuseppe Cirillo
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- Nanocarbon compounds;
- Carbon nanohybrids;
- Chemical functionalization;
- Characterization routes.
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1. Authors: Francisco Cases
Affiliation: Departamento de Ingeniería Textil y Papelera, Área de Conocimiento Química Física, Universitat Politècnica de València
Title: Carbon cloth anodes coated with Reduced Graphene Oxide and Pt nanoparticles applied to the electrochemical treatment of Amaranth solutions
Abstract: Active carbon cloth electodes (ACE) were prepared by coating reduced graphene oxide (RGO) or/and Pt nanoparticles potentiodinamically. The Pt atomic content in ACE/RGO-Pt [6.3%-10.1%] was higher than in ACE/Pt [4.5%-6.1%]. This result is in the line with the high electrical conductivity, huge specific surface area and adsorption capacities of graphene which improves the electrocoating process. Percentages of decolourization above 85% at 0.37 Ah L-1 and 0.16 Ah L-1 were obtained with the divided “H” shaped cell and non-divided cell after electrolysis, respectively, when a ACE/RGO-Pt was used. The electric energy per order (EEO) reached values around 0.59 Kwh m-3 per order for the electrooxidation and 0.11 Kwh/m3order for the electrolysis in the non-divided cell. UV-visible spectra showed the disappearance of the peak at 520 nm responsible for the color solution after the electrolysis. Faster pseudo first-order kinetics was obtained for the decolourization process in the non-divided cell and FTIR-ATR spectra showed a great degradation of Amaranth structure during the electrooxidation.