Special Issue "Synthesis and Application of Carbon Gels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2022.
Interests: carbon materials; photocatalysis; energy storage; CO2 conversion; carbon composites, 3D-printing, electrocatalysis
Interests: carbon materials; carbon metal composites; carbon gels; photo-catalysis; electro-catalysis; catalytic combustion; hydrogenation reactions; advanced oxidation processes
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Carbon gels are nanostructured carbons obtained by sol–gel polycondensation of certain organic monomers. These carbon gels, compared to other porous carbon materials, have a great versatility both at the nanoscopic level in terms of their pore texture and at the macroscopic level in terms of their form. Due to the flexibility of the sol–gel process, their final chemical, structural, and porous properties can be controlled and designed at nanoscale by adjusting the different variables involved during their synthesis. The form can also be tuned from monoliths to breads, powders or thin films. Furthermore, composite materials and metal-doped carbon gels can also be obtained by the addition of other components, metal precursors or nanoparticles during synthesis. Thus, a wide spectrum of materials with unique properties can be produced and specifically designed for a wide range of applications from adsorption and separation processes to catalysis, sensing, insulation, energy storage, and electrochemistry.
This Special Issue is devoted to the latest advances in designing carbon gels and carbon-gel-based composites, as well as for their different cutting-edge applications in fields such as catalysis, adsorption, energy production and storage, biotechnology, environment, and so on.
Dr. Esther Bailón-García
Prof. Agustín Francisco Pérez-Cadenas
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- Carbon gels
- Surface chemistry
- Controlled pore size
- Energy storage
- Metal-doped carbon gels