Facile synthesis and application of a carbon foam with large mesopores

By combining elements of hard- and soft-templating, a facile synthesis method for carbon foams with large mesopores has been demonstrated. A commercial Pluronic surfactant was used as the structure-directing agent as well as the carbon precursor. No micelle swelling agent or post treatment is necessary to enlarge mesopores. As such this method requires fewer synthesis steps and is highly scalable. The as-synthesized meso-carbons showed potential applications in the fields of carbon oxide capture and lithium-sulfur batteries. © 2013 the Owner Societies.

Fu, L., Qi, G., Sahore, R., Sougrat, R., DiSalvo, F. J., & Giannelis, E. P. (2013). Facile synthesis and application of a carbon foam with large mesopores. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(44), 19134. doi:10.1039/c3cp53246a

This publication is based on work supported in part by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Award No. KUS-C1-018-02) and the Energy Materials Center at Cornell, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award No. DESC0001086.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics


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