Carbocatalysis by graphene-based materials

Autores UPV
Revista Chemical Reviews


Carbon materials derived from biomass are considered paradigmatic examples of sustainability.6,7 Other factors besides sustainability that may also favor carbon-based versus inorganic materials as catalysts are economic considerations, since the price of some precious metals is considerably higher than the feedstock carbon materials. For these reasons, there is much interest in developing metal-free catalysts; ¿carbocatalysis¿ is one of the most important examples of this tendency to reduce the dependency on metals