Offering comprehensive coverage of this hot topic, this two-volume handbook and ready reference treats a wide range of important aspects, from synthesis and properties of carbon nanomaterials to their applications as metal-free catalysts in important industrial processes. Following a look at the development of various important graphitic carbon materials and carbon-based catalyst supports, subsequent sections deal with a mechanistic understanding for the molecular design of efficient carbon-based metal-free catalysts, with a special emphasis on heteroatom-doped carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphite along with recent advances in the development of carbon-based metal-free catalysts. Examples of important industrial processes covered include clean energy conversion and storage, environmental protection, and synthetic chemistry. The book is rounded off by a summary of the current challenges and future opportunities in this exciting field. With contributions from world-leading scientists, this is an indispensable source of information for academic and industrial researchers in catalysis, green chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, energy technology and chemical engineering, as well as graduates and scientists entering the field.
Carbon-based Metal-free Catalysts