Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon and Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Materials with Graphitic Pore Walls via a Simple Chemical Vapor Deposition Method


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Ordered mesoporous carbon and nitrogen-doped (CNx) materials with graphitic pore walls have been prepared via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using mesoporous silica (SBA-15) as a solid template and styrene or acetonitrile as carbon source. CVD temperatures above 850 °C were found to be most suitable for the fabrication of structurally well-ordered mesoporous carbon materials with varying degrees of graphitic character for CNx materials (see Figure).