Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalysis

  • Elaheh KowsariEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


This paper gives a brief overview of the progress in the development of carbon-based nanocomposites for visible light-induced photocatalysis, based on graphene, graphene oxide , g-C3N4, [60]-fullerenes , and carbon nanotubes nanocomposites. In particular, recent progresses on the emerging strategies for tailoring carbon-based nanocomposites photocatalysts to enhance their photoactivity including elemental doping, heterostructure design and functional architecture assembly are discussed. The reported examples are collected and analyzed; and the reaction mechanism, the influence of various factors on the photocatalytic performance, the challenges involved, and the outlooks of carbon-based nanocomposites as photocatalyst are discussed in detail. Finally, some important applications such as photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, photocatalytic H2 production, and photocatalytic CO2 reduction are reviewed.


Photocatalysis Graphene Graphene oxide Fullerenes Carbon nanotubes Nanocomposites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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