Nanocasting Process to Pore-Expanded Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with 2D Hexagonal Mesostructure

International Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/351923

 

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Journal Title: International Journal of Chemical Engineering

ISSN: 1687-806X (Print); 1687-8078 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Chemical technology: Chemical engineering

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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Chongwen Jiang (College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)
Keyuan Zhou (College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)
Xin Zhong (College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 14 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Pore-expanded ordered mesoporous carbons with 2D hexagonal mesostructure were synthesized by a simple nanocasting process. We adopted sucrose as carbon precursors, mesoporous silica materials SBA-15 as the hard templates, and hexane as micelle swelling agents. The pore size distribution of OMCs was narrow and centered at 5.4 nm, which is larger than the upper limit of pore diameters typically reported for CMK-3. The BET surface area and mesopore volume of PE-CMK-3 can reach to 1213.47 m2/g and 1.56 cm3/g, respectively, indicating that choosing large pore size materials as template is good for preparation of high performance of OMCs.