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Graphene-based carbocatalysts for carbon-carbon bond formation


Organic transformations are usually catalyzed by metal-based catalysts. In contrast, metal-free catalysts have attracted considerable attention from the viewpoint of sustainability and safety. Among the studies in metal-free catalysis, graphene-based materials have been introduced in the reactions that are usually catalyzed by transition metals catalysts. This review covers the literature (up to the beginning of April 2020) on the use of graphene and its derivatives as a carbocatalysts for C−C bond-forming reactions, which is one of the fundamental reactions in organic syntheses. Besides, mechanistic studies are included for the rational understanding of the catalysis. Graphene has significant potential in the field of metal-free catalysis because of the fine-tunable potential of the structure, high stability and durability, and no metal contamination, making it a next-generation candidate material in catalysis.

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15 Apr 2020
12 May 2020
First published
18 May 2020

Nanoscale, 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
Review Article

Graphene-based carbocatalysts for carbon-carbon bond formation

M. S. Ahmad and Y. Nishina, Nanoscale, 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02984J

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