Carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) represent a recent class of nanomaterials, based on carbon sp2 atoms in the inner core. These new nano-dots cover a wide range of application fields: analytical, sensing and biosensing, bioimaging, theranostic, and molecular communication. However, their use as nanocatalysts is relatively new. Although CNPs can be easily synthesized and obtained in good amounts, few reports on their catalytic applications have been reported. This minireview collects the use of these nanoparticles as catalysts highlighting the improvements with respect to the classic catalytic systems. In particular, due to their unique optical and electrical properties, and due to the possibility to cover the external shell with a wide variety of functional groups, CNPs have found catalytic applications in three main classes of reactions: (i) photocatalysis, (ii) acid–base catalysis and (iii) electro catalysis.

Catalysis with carbon nanoparticles

TESTA, Caterina;Pappalardo, Andrea;Trusso Sfrazzetto, Giuseppe
2019

Abstract

Carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) represent a recent class of nanomaterials, based on carbon sp2 atoms in the inner core. These new nano-dots cover a wide range of application fields: analytical, sensing and biosensing, bioimaging, theranostic, and molecular communication. However, their use as nanocatalysts is relatively new. Although CNPs can be easily synthesized and obtained in good amounts, few reports on their catalytic applications have been reported. This minireview collects the use of these nanoparticles as catalysts highlighting the improvements with respect to the classic catalytic systems. In particular, due to their unique optical and electrical properties, and due to the possibility to cover the external shell with a wide variety of functional groups, CNPs have found catalytic applications in three main classes of reactions: (i) photocatalysis, (ii) acid–base catalysis and (iii) electro catalysis.
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