Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 8, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Graphene-supported metal/metal oxide nanohybrids: synthesis and applications in heterogeneous catalysis

Author affiliations

Abstract

Graphene, a two dimensional (2D) material bearing a single layer of an sp2 carbon atom network densely packed in a honeycomb structure, has attracted worldwide attention since its first experimental isolation in 2004. The unique properties of graphene, such as its large surface area, 2D structure, high adsorption capacity, excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength, and easiness of modification, make it an ideal catalyst support. Therefore, research studies in this field are boosting and progress has been witnessed in the past few years. This review concentrates on recent advances in the synthesis and catalytic applications of graphene-supported metal/metal oxide nanohybrids and is woven around reactions including petrochemical, fine chemical, energy and environment-relevant reactions, with special emphasis on the contribution of graphene to the catalytic performance. Finally, a brief summary and an outlook on some of the scientific challenges and opportunities in this field are given.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-supported metal/metal oxide nanohybrids: synthesis and applications in heterogeneous catalysis

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 28 Apr 2015, accepted on 29 May 2015 and first published on 29 May 2015


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00630A
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 3903-3916

  •   Request permissions

    Graphene-supported metal/metal oxide nanohybrids: synthesis and applications in heterogeneous catalysis

    Y. Cheng, Y. Fan, Y. Pei and M. Qiao, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 3903
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00630A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements