Chemistry & Physics of Carbon: Volume 30

Ljubisa R. Radovic

December 20, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 264 Pages - 161 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420042986 - CAT# 4298X
Series: Chemistry and Physics of Carbon


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  • Presents cutting-edge information on the chemistry, physics, and applications of carbon and carbon materials
  • Emphasizes the applicability of techniques to nanotechnology, petrochemical, and energy industries
  • Explains the underlying chemistry of methods for customizing the properties of micro-, meso-, and macroporous carbons
  • Examines analytical methods used to characterize carbons in terms of functional groups, active sites, and molecular interactions
  • Analyzes carbon’s ability to absorb heavy oils from oil spills, contaminated sands, and heavy oil moose


Written by distinguished researchers in carbon, the long-running Chemistry and Physics of Carbon series provides a comprehensive and critical overview of carbon in terms of molecular structure, intermolecular relationships, bulk and surface properties, and their behavior in an amazing variety of current and emerging applications, ranging from nanotechnology to environmental remediation. Volume 30 not only retains the high-quality content and reputation of previous volumes, but also complements them with reliable and timely coverage of the latest advances in the field.

The first chapters analyze progressive approaches to controlling more precisely the structure, morphology, and surface properties of novel activated carbons. They cover methods using activating agents such as alkaline hydroxides as well as endo- and exotemplates made from zeolites, silica, and colloidal crystals. The third chapter examines techniques for characterizing carbon surface chemistry, including electrochemical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic methods. The fourth and final chapter compares the virtues of exfoliated graphite, carbonized fir fibers, carbon fiber felt, and charcoals in solving oil spill problems, a matter of increasing environmental concern.

Emphasizing key experimental results, practical aspects, and cutting-edge applications in every chapter, Volume 30 is a vital resource for those developing new technologies such as drug delivery, adsorbents for oil/chemical spills, materials processing, high-performance nanocarbons, and energy storage and conversion devices, including lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells.