Synthesis of carbon monoliths with a multi-modal pore system by a one step impregnation technique

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Lu AH, Smatt JH, Linden M, Schuth F
Publication year: 2003
Journal: New Carbon Materials
Journal acronym: NEW CARBON MATER
Volume number: 18
Start page: 265
End page: 269
Number of pages: 5
ISSN: 1007-8827


Carbon monoliths with a multi-modal hierarchical porosity have been prepared by a nanocasting method with silica monoliths as the scaffold, in which volume and surface templating has been successfully combined in a one-step impregnation approach, and the smaller pores in the silica template are impregnated in a straightforward way. The monoliths obtained at different stages of the process were characterized by N-2-adsorption, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. It is shown that the carbon monoliths represent a positive replica of the starting silica monoliths on the micrometer scale. The surface templated mesopores can be regarded as a positive replica, while the volume templated mesopores are a negative replica of the silica scaffold.


carbon monolith, multi-modal pore system

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