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Synthesis of Porous Carbon Monoliths Using Hard Templates

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus—Senftenberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences, POB 101548, Senftenberg D-01958, Germany
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Academic Editor: Dermot Brabazon
Materials 2016, 9(3), 214;
Received: 19 November 2015 / Revised: 15 March 2016 / Accepted: 16 March 2016 / Published: 21 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Monolithic Materials for Applications in Separation Science)
The preparation of porous carbon monoliths with a defined shape via template-assisted routes is reported. Monoliths made from porous concrete and zeolite were each used as the template. The porous concrete-derived carbon monoliths exhibited high gravimetric specific surface areas up to 2000 m2·g−1. The pore system comprised macro-, meso-, and micropores. These pores were hierarchically arranged. The pore system was created by the complex interplay of the actions of both the template and the activating agent as well. On the other hand, zeolite-made template shapes allowed for the preparation of microporous carbon monoliths with a high volumetric specific surface area. This feature could be beneficial if carbon monoliths must be integrated into technical systems under space-limited conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon monolith; porous concrete; zeolite monolith; hard template carbon monolith; porous concrete; zeolite monolith; hard template
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Klepel, O.; Danneberg, N.; Dräger, M.; Erlitz, M.; Taubert, M. Synthesis of Porous Carbon Monoliths Using Hard Templates. Materials 2016, 9, 214.

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