Carbon nanomaterials and their heterogeneous catalytic application Article

cited authors

  • Wang, C; Ma, D; Bao, X

fiu authors

abstract

  • As a new type of catalyst and/or catalyst supports, carbon nanomaterials (including zero-dimensional, one-dimensional, two-dimensional carbon nanomaterials and nanoporous carbon materials) have potential applications in fields of heterogeneous catalysis, such as oxidative dehydrogenation, selective hydrogenation, ammonia synthesis and decomposition, and electrocatalysis in fuel cell. This paper presents an overview of the development of carbon nanomaterials and their applications in the field of heterogeneous catalysis in recent years. The preparation methods of these carbon nanomaterials are introduced; the relationships of their micro/mesostructures, dopping, electronic properties, surface properties, confinement effects and thus-resulted catalytic performance variations are emphatically reviewed.

publication date

  • September 1, 2009

start page

  • 1705

end page

  • 1721

volume

  • 21

issue

  • 9