Carbon-Based Metal Free Catalysts

Carbon-Based Metal Free Catalysts

Preparation, Structural and Morphological Property and Application

1st Edition - May 11, 2022

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  • Editors: Abdullah Mohammed Asiri, Anish Khan, Showkat Bhawani, Bahaa Abu-Zied, Suchart Siengchin, Hurija Dzudzevic-Cancar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885188
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885157

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Carbon-Based Metal Free Catalysts: Preparation, Structural and Morphological Property and Application covers the different aspects of carbon-based metal free catalysts, including the fabrication of catalysts from natural sources and carbon allotropes, their manufacturing and design, characterization techniques, and applications. Special features in the book include illustrations and tables which summarize up-to-date information on research carried out on manufacturing, design, characterization and applications of metal free catalysts. This book assembles the information and knowledge on metal free catalysts and emphasizes the concept of green technology in the field of manufacturing and design. It is an ideal reference source for lecturers, students, researchers and industrialists working in the field of new catalyst development, especially polymer composites and is a valuable reference book handbook for teaching, learning, and research.

Key Features

  • Describes the design on metal-free catalysts
  • Includes manufacturing technique of carbon-based metal free catalysts
  • Lists applications of carbon-based metal free catalysts
  • Discusses the characterization of carbon-based metal free catalysts


University students at the grade of senior undergraduate, Master or PhD level, Professors and lecturers teaching in the area of carbon-based metal free catalysts. Researchers and/or Postdoctoral doing research on metal free catalysis technology. As reference book for industries working on design and manufacturing of metal-free techniques.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • 1. Nanocarbon-based metal-free catalysts: types, preparation, and applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Classification of carbon-based metal-free catalysts and their preparation methods
  • 3. Applications of carbon-based metal-free catalysts
  • 4. Conclusions and perspective
  • 2. Carbon-based metal-free catalysts for catalytic reforming of methane (CH4) with carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Catalytic methane–carbon dioxide reforming by carbon materials
  • 3. Carbon catalyst characterization
  • 4. Kinetics and reforming reaction mechanism
  • 5. Conclusions
  • 3. Metal-free catalysts for fuel cell applications
  • 1. Fuel cells: overview and necessity
  • 2. Methanol electrooxidation
  • 3. Oxygen reduction reaction
  • 4. Conclusion
  • 4. Metal-free catalysts for hydrogen production
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Metal-free catalysts
  • 3. Hydrogen sources
  • 4. Hydrogen production
  • 5. Characterization techniques
  • 6. Conclusion
  • 5. Role of activated carbon for metal-free catalysts
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Gas evolution by electrochemical reaction
  • 3. Oxidation-reduction reaction
  • 4. Catalytic dry reforming of carbon dioxide and methane
  • 5. Hydrogen generation for ammonia production
  • 6. Dehydrogenation reactions
  • 7. Deoxygenation reaction
  • 8. Conclusion
  • 6. Carbon-based metal-free catalysts for photocatalytic reactions
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A brief introduction to carbon nitride as a metal-free photocatalyst
  • 3. Carbon-based metal-free photocatalysts
  • 4. Carbon-based metal-free quantum dots in photocatalysis
  • 5. Conclusion
  • 7. Heterogeneous carbon metal-free catalysts: a conceptual perspective
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Catalyst: definition with classic examples
  • 3. Nature, accessibility, and concentration of the active sites of heterogeneous catalysts
  • 4. Chemical reactions catalyzed by metal-free carbon
  • 5. Main types of metal-free carbon-based catalysts
  • 6. Conclusions
  • 8. Electrocatalysis with metal-free carbon-based catalysts
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Carbon materials
  • 3. Carbon materials as metal-free electrocatalysts
  • 4. Conclusions and outlook
  • 9. Role of activated carbons as metal-free catalysts
  • 1. Activated carbons
  • 2. Activated carbon as a metal-free catalyst
  • 3. Metal-free activated carbon catalysts for energy
  • 4. Metal-free activated carbon catalysts for environmental remediation
  • 5. Metal-free activated carbon in other catalytic processes
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 11, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885188
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885157

About the Editors

Abdullah Mohammed Asiri

Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri is Professor in Chemistry Department – Faculty of Science -King Abdulaziz University. Ph.D. (1995) From University of Walls College of Cardiff, U.K. on Tribochromic compounds and their applications. The chairman of the chemistry department , King Abdulaziz University currently and also The Director of the center of Excellence for advanced Materials Research. Director of Education Affair Unit–Deanship of Community services. Member of Advisory committee for advancing materials, (National Technology Plan, King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Color chemistry. Synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems,Synthesis of novel colorants and coloration of textiles and plastics, Molecular Modeling, Applications of organic materials into optics such as OEDS, High performance organic Dyes and pigments. New applications of organic photochromic compounds in new novelty. Organic synthesis of heterocyclic compounds as precursor for dyes. Synthesis of polymers functionalized with organic dyes. Preparation of some coating formulations for different applications. Photodynamic thereby using Organic Dyes and Pigments Virtual Labs and Experimental Simulations. He is member of Editorial board of Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, Journal of King Abdul Aziz University,Pigment and Resin Technology Journal, Organic Chemistry Insights, Libertas Academica, Recent Patents on Materials Science, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Beside that he has professional membership of International and National Society and Professional bodies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Anish Khan

Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materais Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India from 2010. Research experience of working in the field of synthetic polymers, organic-inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites. Complete Postdoctoral from School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM) electroanalytical chemistry in 2010-2011. Research and teaching experiance, more than 100 research papers published in reffered international journal. More then 20 international conferences/ workshop and 3 books published 6 in Progress and 12 Book chapters. Around 20 research project completed. Manageriel Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nano composite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/microbiosensor/nanotechnology, application of nano materials in electroanalytical chemistry, material chemistry, ion-exchange chromatography and electro-analytical chemistry, dealing with the synthesis, characterization (using different analytical techniques) and derivatization of inorganic ion-exchanger by the incorporation of electrically conducting polymers. Preparation and characterization of hybrid nano composite materials and their applications, Polymeric inorganic cation –exchange materials, Electrically conducting polymeric, materials, Composite material use as Sensors, Green chemistry by remediation of pollution, Heavy metal ion selective membrane electrode, Biosensor on neurotransmitter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Showkat Bhawani

Dr. Showkat Ahmad Bhawani is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of chemistry, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS Malaysia. In addition to this, he has a teaching experience of two years from King Abdul Aziz University- North Jeddah and a post-doctoral experience of Three years from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has received his M Sc. in Analytical Chemistry and Ph D. in Applied Analytical Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He is working on the synthesis of molecular Imprinting polymers for the removal/extraction of dyes, fungicides, and various natural products from environmental and biological samples. In addition to this, he is also working on the development of new test methods and determining standard conditions for analysis (Separation, Isolation, and Determination) of various analytes from environmental and biological samples. He is involved in the analysis of samples like Surfactants, Amino acids, Drugs, Vitamins, Sugars, and Metal ions. He has published 1 book and 8 book chapters and he has published more than 30 papers in various journals. He is a life member of the Asian polymer association and editorial board member of several journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS, Malaysia

Bahaa Abu-Zied

Prof. Bahaa Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed Abu-Zied is currently working as Professor of Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, 71516 Assiut, Egypt. He has published more than 74 research articles and got several times various fellowships as well prizes. Worked in king Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia from 2011 to 2019

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, 71516 Assiut, Egypt

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. He is an author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

Hurija Dzudzevic-Cancar

Prof. Hurija Džudžević-Čančar, PhD, is a professor of Organic Chemistry and related subjects at the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her research interests: Green Organic synthesis, Polymer-Chemistry, nannomaterial composites, Biosensors, Biologically active natural products, Computational chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Natural Science in Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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