2020 Roadmap on two-dimensional nanomaterials for environmental catalysis

Yulu Yang, Mingguang Wu, Xingwang Zhu, Hui Xu, Si Ma, Yongfeng Zhi, Hong Xia, Xiaoming Liu, Jun Pan, Jie Yinn Tang, Siang Piao Chai, Leonardo Palmisano, Francesco Parrino, Junli Liu, Jianzhong Ma, Ze Lin Wang, Ling Tan, Yu Fei Zhao, Yu Fei Song, Pardeep SinghPankaj Raizada, Deli Jiang, Di Li, R. A. Geioushy, Jizhen Ma, Jintao Zhang, Song Hu, Rongjuan Feng, Gang Liu, Minghua Liu, Zhenhua Li, Mingfei Shao, Neng Li, Jiahe Peng, Wee Jun Ong, Nikolay Kornienko, Zhenyu Xing, Xiujun Fan, Jianmin Ma

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Environmental catalysis has drawn a great deal of attention due to its clean ways to produce useful chemicals or carry out some chemical processes. Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis play important roles in these fields. They can decompose and remove organic pollutants from the aqueous environment, and prepare some fine chemicals. Moreover, they also can carry out some important reactions, such as O2 reduction reaction (ORR), O2 evolution reaction (OER), H2 evolution reaction (HER), CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR), and N2 fixation (NRR). For catalytic reactions, it is the key to develop high-performance catalysts to meet the demand for targeted reactions. In recent years, two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted great interest in environmental catalysis due to their unique layered structures, which offer us to make use of their electronic and structural characteristics. Great progress has been made so far, including graphene, black phosphorus, oxides, layered double hydroxides (LDHs), chalcogenides, bismuth-based layered compounds, MXenes, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and others. This content drives us to invite many famous groups in these fields to write the roadmap on two-dimensional nanomaterials for environmental catalysis. We hope that this roadmap can give the useful guidance to researchers in future researches, and provide the research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2065-2088
Number of pages24
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Black phosphorus
  • CN
  • Graphene
  • Metal organic frameworks
  • MXenes
  • Two-dimensional materials

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