Formation of Foam-like Microstructural Carbon Material by Carbonization of Porous Coordination Polymers through a Ligand-Assisted Foaming Process.

Abstract

Porous carbon material with a foam-like microstructure has been synthesized by direct carbonization of porous coordination polymer (PCP). In situ generation of foaming agents by chemical reactions of ligands in PCP during carbonization provides a simple way to create lightweight carbon material with a foam-like microstructure. Among several substituents investigated, the nitro group has been shown to be the key to obtain the unique foam-like microstructure, which is due to the fast kinetics of gas evolution during carbonization. Foam-like microstructural carbon materials showed higher pore volume and specific capacitance compared to a microporous carbon.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501988

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@article{Kongpatpanich2015FormationOF, title={Formation of Foam-like Microstructural Carbon Material by Carbonization of Porous Coordination Polymers through a Ligand-Assisted Foaming Process.}, author={Kanokwan Kongpatpanich and Satoshi Horike and Yu-ichi Fujiwara and Naoki Ogiwara and Hirotomo Nishihara and Susumu Kitagawa}, journal={Chemistry}, year={2015}, volume={21 38}, pages={13278-83} }