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

Lu AH, Jan-Henrik Smått, M Linden, F Schuth

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)265–269
    Number of pages5
    JournalNew Carbon Materials
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • carbon monolith
    • multi-modal pore system

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