A facile synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous carbon monolith with mechanically stable mesostructure and superior conductivity from SBA-15 powder
Wang, LF × Lin, S Lin, KF Yin, CY Liang, DS Di, Yan Fan, PW Jiang, DZ Xiao, FS #
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials vol:85 issue:1-2 pages:136-142
A highly ordered mesoporous carbon monolith has been successfully synthesized from the template of SBA-15 powder. Interestingly, not only the size and shape of the mesoporous carbon monolith could be simply tailored by controlling the size and shape of a vessel, but also macrocracks on the carbon monolith could be avoided. X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen sorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical stability test, and conductivity test were used to characterize the mesoporous carbon monolith, which exhibits the improved long-range mesostructured order, higher mechanically stable mesostructure, and superior conductivity, compared with mesoporous carbon monolith synthesized from SBA-15 monolith. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.