Graphene oxide as catalyst: Application of carbon materials beyond nanotechnology

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2011


  • carbocatalysis
  • graphene
  • graphene oxide
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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