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Advances in Carbon Materials for Catalysis

Call for Papers

Catalysts are the workhorses of a chemical reaction. Nearly 98% of the industrial processes are based on catalysis. Therefore, designing a proper catalyst for a desired system is always important. Carbon is one of the trendy and fascinating materials which has been used for a long time in a number of processes including advanced technological development. In the past few decades, carbon materials such as activated carbon, carbon gels, Vulcan carbon, carbon fibers, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, and ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) are some of the examples that attract more attention in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Their specific physicochemical properties, namely, conductivity, thermal/chemical stability, surface area, and porosity, make it a unique support material for transition metal catalysts. Turning the surface chemistry of carbon materials gives significant flexibility in tailoring the catalytic assets to a targeted process. Besides this, carbon is not only preserved as support material but also used as catalyst in some cases. Indeed, carbon catalysis is one of the handy metal-free systems for industrial applications. For instance, activated carbon is being used as a catalyst to produce phosgene and sulfur halides in the industrial scales.

The main scope of this special issue is to present and discuss the advances in carbon materials for organic reactions, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, energy application, and environmental remediation. This special issue attracts the attention of a broad range of readers from the catalysis community. Authors are invited to submit research articles based on the carbon materials in catalysis. Furthermore, the submission of review articles related to the above concept is also encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design of efficient carbon-based catalytic systems
  • Role of carbon materials in industrially important organic transformations
  • Influence of carbon-based supports in photocatalysis
  • Impact of carbon-oriented catalysts in electrocatalysis
  • Carbon materials and their efficacy in energy remediation
  • Catalytic assets of heteroatom containing carbon
  • Carbon materials (CNTs, graphene, OMC, carbon fibers, etc.) as catalysts
  • Metal complexes anchored on carbon support in catalysis

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 22 December 2017
Publication DateMay 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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