J.P. acknowledges support from the ONR-YIP (N00014-07-1-0796), the NSF CAREER Program (DMR-0645618), and the World Class University Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (R31-10013).
Graphene Oxide as Catalyst: Application of Carbon Materials beyond Nanotechnology†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 46–48, January 3, 2011
How to Cite
Pyun, J. (2011), Graphene Oxide as Catalyst: Application of Carbon Materials beyond Nanotechnology. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 46–48. doi: 10.1002/anie.201003897
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 27 JUN 2010
- Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
- graphene oxide;
- heterogeneous catalysis;
More hip than nano: Bielawski and co-workers recently demonstrated the remarkable ability of graphene oxide to catalyze the oxidation of a variety of alcohols to the corresponding ketones/aldehydes, alkenes to the corresponding diones, and alkynes to the corresponding hydrates—a process they termed “carbocatalysis”. These efficient metal-free reactions mark a promising convergence of heterogeneous catalysis with graphene science.