Editors: Manorama Singh, Vijai K. Rai, Ankita Rai

Graphene-Based Nanomaterial Catalysis

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ISBN: 978-981-5040-50-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5040-49-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150404941220101


Graphene-Based Nanomaterial Catalysis compiles knowledge about catalytic graphene-based nanomaterials in a single easy-to-read volume. The text serves to familiarize scholars and professionals with the methods of fabrication of both functionalized and non-functionalized graphene nanomaterials suitable for use in a variety of applications such as electrochemical sensors, oxygen and hydrogen production, fuel cells and organic transformations.

Key Features

- systematic chapters which present the topic in an accessible way that is targeted towards learners

- Accessible information about the fabrication of graphene-based catalysts

- updated knowledge about catalytic applications of graphene-based nanomaterials in electro- and organic catalysis.

- delivers information about recent trends in industry and research.

- covers sophisticated green technologies such as carbon dioxide conversion and solar powered water splitting

- references for further reading

Interested students in material science at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in the disciplines of chemical engineering and materials science will highly benefit from the information in this reference. The reference also gives researchers in both industry and academia an opportunity to update their knowledge of graphene-based nanomaterials useful for catalysis.


Electrocatalysis is a special field of electrochemistry and has been received tremendous evolution in the nineties due to its applications in chemistry, industrial, and chemical engineering. Using emerging and advanced materials for electrocatalysis in different applications is a promising field in research and development. Amongst, graphene and its derived nanomaterials are excellent materials to be used as electrocatalysts. Graphene-based nanomaterials are a novel class of nanomaterials that include graphene and its derived materials (prepared via functionalization with inorganic and organic nanomaterials). Extensive studies on their synthesis and applications have been conducted so far in various fields of chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and applied sciences. Especially, graphene-based nanomaterials have many potential catalytic applications in electrochemical sensing, oxygen and hydrogen evolution, fuel cells, organic transformations, etc. Since the last two decades, incessant efforts of researchers worldwide have resulted in designing and synthesizing more novel graphene-based nanomaterials and have developed more knowledge about their promising catalytic applications in different fields.

This book delivers knowledge of the recent trends in using graphene-based nanomaterials as an electro/-organic catalyst for different promising applications. Chapter I to Chapter X describes the general introduction, properties, and various advanced synthetic approaches for the construction of graphene-based nanomaterials and the recent trends of their electrocatalysis towards various applications, e.g., electrochemical sensing of various analytes, in advanced catalytic performance as heterogeneous catalysts in reduction reactions, carbon-carbon bond formations, carbon-heteroatom bond formations, multicomponent reactions, carbo-catalytic cycloaddition, stereoselective, ring-opening, and ring-closing reactions, as electrocatalysts in oxygen and carbon dioxide reduction, water splitting and fuel cells.

Strategic applications of these graphene-based nanomaterials as efficient carbo electro/-catalyst employed in a variety of advanced applications have been provided in this book. An updated and comprehensive account of the research in this field will provide the readers an opportunity to explore new dimensions for designing useful new graphene-based nanomaterials as well as unexplored electro-/organic catalytic reactions important in both academia and industries. The topic chosen in this valuable book will be beneficial for a broad range of readers such as graduate, postgraduate, Ph.D. students, faculty members, research & development (R & D) personnel working in these areas. Of course, this book does not include all achievements and aspects of graphene nanomaterials. Yet, we hope that readers will gain profound insights into this fascinating research area through this book and be attracted to keep an eye on this field in the future, and even be inspired to join the search for new applications of graphene-based nanomaterials.

Manorama Singh
Department of Chemistry
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Vijai K. Rai
Department of Chemistry
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Ankita Rai
School of Physical Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067