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Doped graphene for metal-free catalysis

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Abstract

Graphene has attracted increasing attention in different scientific fields including catalysis. Via modification with foreign metal-free elements such as nitrogen, its unique electronic and spin structure can be changed and these doped graphene sheets have been successfully employed in some catalytic reactions recently, showing them to be promising catalysts for a wide range of reactions. In this review, we summarize the recent advancements of these new and interesting catalysts, with an emphasis on the universal origin of their catalytic mechanisms. We are full of hope for future developments, such as more precisely controlled doping methods, atom-scale surface characterization technology, generating more active catalysts via doping, and finding wide applications in many different fields.

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The article was received on 06 Nov 2013 and first published on 06 Feb 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60401B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 2841-2857
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    Doped graphene for metal-free catalysis

    X. Kong, C. Chen and Q. Chen, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 2841
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60401B

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