Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Carbon Gels"

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials and Carbon Allotropes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. María Pérez-Cadenas
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Guest Editor
Department of Inorganic and Technical Chemistry, Science Faculty, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, ES28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: carbon materials; carbon gels; heterogeneous catalysis; nanotechnology; xps spectroscopy; material characterization; nanomaterials; adsorption; surface characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since R.W. Pekala patented the synthesis of organic aerogels from the polycondensation of resorcinol with formaldehyde in 1989, the synthesis of carbon gels has become an area of great development. Materials prepared using the sol–gel approach have rapidly become a fascinating new field of research in materials science.

Carbon gels such as xerogels, aerogels, and cryogels are composed of nanostructured carbons and can be prepared with a designated and controlled structure and texture. They can be also obtained by carbonization of organic gels doped with heteroatoms or diverse metals during the synthetic process. The great versatility of these materials, thanks to their valuable intrinsic properties of high porosity, high surface area, and tunable textural and chemical characteristics, make it possible for their application in a varying range of different fields including hydrogen storage, super thermal insulation, and as active materials in supercapacitors, adsorption, and catalysis.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the state-of-the-art research progress in the field of the synthesis and characterization of carbon gels as well as the applications of these materials in all different research fields.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. María Pérez-Cadenas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Carbon materials
  • Organic gels
  • Carbon gels
  • Carbon aerogels
  • Carbon cryogels
  • Carbon xerogels
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Carbon gel applications
  • Catalyst support

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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