1st Edition

Carbon Catalysis Preparation, Characterization and Application

Edited By Zhigang Liu, Qiang Zhang, Zhang Bingsen Copyright 2025
    656 Pages 95 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a systematic review of carbon materials, focusing on their properties, development and applications. It emphasizes the synthesis processes of these materials and carbon catalysis, as well as the latest advances in novel carbon materials.

    Carbon materials are non-metallic substances composed mainly of organic materials with a wide range of applications. They can be classified into several types, each with unique structures and properties. This book details their preparation methods, physical and chemical properties and characterization, covering carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphite, carbon fibers, carbon spheres and activated carbon. It also explores their applications in catalysis, energy storage and environmental protection.

    This title will serve as a useful reference for researchers and professionals interested in carbon materials, petrochemicals, coal chemicals, new energy and environmental protection. It will also benefit students and academics in the fields of chemical engineering, energy and environmental protection.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Zhigang Liu, Qiang Zhang and Bingsen Zhang

    Chapter 2 Activated Carbon and Carbon Black

    Ying Li and Guojun Lan

    Chapter 3 Fullerene and Carbon Dots

    Siyu Lu and Boyang Wang

    Chapter 4 Graphene and Graphdiyne

    Chengmeng Chen and Liqian Xie

    Chapter 5 Diamond

    Yuefeng Liu, Bing Xu, Chunhong Wei, Chengcheng Yi and Miao Jin

    Chapter 6 Carbon Nanotubes

    Zhigang Liu, Ganghua Xiang, Chengfeng Yi and Qiang Zhang

    Chapter 7 Carbon Fiber

    Zhigang Liu, Ganghua Xiang and Shouchun Zhang

    Chapter 8 Carbon Spheres

    Zhigang Liu and Chengfeng Yi

    Chapter 9 Carbon from MOFs

    Hao Yu and Yonghai Cao

    Chapter 10 Biomass-derived Carbon

    Zailai Xie and Baobing Huang

    Chapter 11 The Surface Properties and Characterization of Carbon Materials

    Bingsen Zhang and Lvjie Qi

    Chapter 12 The Synthesis Methods of Typical Carbon Materials

    Hao Yu and Yonghai Cao


    Zhigang Liu is a professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, China. His main research interest includes carbon catalysis and its application in environmental protection and energy storage.

    Qiang Zhang is a full professor at Tsinghua University, China. His current research interests are advanced energy materials and energy chemistry, including dendrite-free lithium metal anode, lithium sulfur batteries, and electrocatalysis, especially the structure design and full demonstration of advanced energy materials in working devices. He is the Advisor Editor of Angew. Chem., Associate Editor of J Energy Chem & Energy Storage Mater. He sits on the advisory board of Joule, Matter, ChemSocRev, Adv Energy Mater, ChemSusChem, J Mater Chem A, Chem Commun, and so on. He is the deputy head of the expert group on energy storage and smart grid of the national key research and development plan.

    Zhang Bingsen is a professor at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His main research interests are the microstructure investigation of nanocarbons and solid catalysts, and their relationship with synthesis and performance.