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Polynuclear Complexes as Precursor Templates for Hierarchical Microporous Graphitic Carbon: An Unusual Approach
- Kobielska, Paulina A, Telford, Richard, Rowlandson, Jemma, Tian, Mi, Shahin, Zahraa, Demessence, Aude, Ting, Valeska P., Nayak, Sanjit
- ACS applied materials & interfaces 2018 v.10 no.31 pp. 25967-25971
- acid treatment, coordination compounds, copper, gases, graphene, hydrogen, melting, methanol, porous media, pyrolysis, surface area
- A highly porous carbon was synthesized using a coordination complex as an unusual precursor. During controlled pyrolysis, a trinuclear copper complex, [Cuᴵᴵ₃Cl₄(H₂L)₂]·CH₃OH, undergoes phase changes with melt and expulsion of different gases to produce a unique morphology of copper-doped carbon which, upon acid treatment, produces highly porous graphitic carbon with a surface area of 857 m² g–¹ and a gravimetric hydrogen uptake of 1.1 wt % at 0.5 bar pressure at 77 K.