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CHAPTER 3

Porous Carbonaceous Materials in Catalytic Applications

Porous carbons constitute one of the most widely utilised type of materials in various fields including electroanalytical chemistry, adsorbency, chromatography, sensors and catalysis due to their diverse and favourable properties that include high surface areas, the presence of functional groups in their structure/surface as well as textural and structural characteristics. The utilisation of various types of porous carbonaceous materials as supports in catalysis has been extensively investigated in recent years. In this contribution, we aim to provide a short overview on the possibilities of developing heterogeneous catalysts based on different porous (ordered) carbonaceous materials for various chemistries including acid-catalysed processes, C–C couplings, redox reactions and photocatalytic degradation of pollutants in aqueous solutions. Various families of porous carbonaceous materials including biomass-derived mesostructured carbons (Starbons) and ordered porous carbons will be described in line with their modification/functionalisation for applications in heterogeneous catalysis.

Print publication date: 20 Feb 2015
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-832-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-227-7
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-443-1
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From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series