Graphene-Based Metal-Free Catalysis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


This chapter focuses on the use of doped carbon nanomaterials in catalysis. The availability of carbon nanotubes in the ‘90s and graphene about 10 years later, prompted the development of fundamental research and novel nanotechnologies. We discuss this topic from a point of view that links fundamental surface science to the field of catalysis, in order to present the state of the art. We describe scientific questions that material scientists have faced during these last decades, in particular, we concentrate on the debate over the role that the different nitrogen configurations in the graphene lattice can play in certain catalytic processes.


External organisations
  • University of Mons
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Chemical Process Engineering


  • Catalyst, Graphene, Spectromicroscopy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNATO Science for Peace and Security Series A
Subtitle of host publicationChemistry and Biology
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-024-1620-6
ISBN (Print)978-94-024-1619-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
ISSN (Print)1874-6489