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In-situ preparation of nitrogen-doped unimodal ultramicropore carbon nanosheets with ultrahigh gas selectivity
- Fu, Ning, Yu, Jing, Zhao, Jing, Liu, Rui, Li, Feng, Du, Yuchuan, Yang, Zhenglong
- Carbon 2019 v.149 pp. 538-545
- adsorbents, carbon, carbon dioxide, cobalt, ethane, nanosheets, nitrogen, nitrogen content, propane, surface area, synergism
- The development of simple and feasible methods to synthesize highly efficient adsorbents is the key to low-cost gas purification. Here we developed an in-situ amorphous cobalt template method based on the synergistic effect of precursor to synthesize nitrogen doped unimodal ultramicropores carbon nanosheets Co-NDPCs with high nitrogen content (up to 11.74%), large specific surface area (up to 1187 m2 g−1) and unimodal ultramicropore. As an adsorbent, the Co-NDPCs exhibit unprecedented C2H2, C2H6, C3H8 and CO2 uptake capacities of 6.7, 5.9, 7.4 and 5.6 mmol g−1, respectively, and the corresponding x/CH4 and CO2/N2 IAST selectivities are as high as 75.3, 65.9.1743.6, 11.4 and 74.7 at 298 K and 1 bar. More importantly, this method effectively avoids the defects of traditional activation or template method, such as corrosiveness, poor safety and complicated process, indicating that Co-NDPCs is a promising adsorbent for CH4/C2H2/C2H6/C3H8/CO2/N2 capture and separation.