Advanced Materials

From Starch to Metal/Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures: Hydrothermal Metal-Catalyzed Carbonization

Authors

  • S. H. Yu,

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  • X. J. Cui,

    1. Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National, Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Structure Research, Laboratory of CAS & Department of Materials Science and, Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230 026, P.R. China
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  • L. L. Li,

    1. Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National, Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Structure Research, Laboratory of CAS & Department of Materials Science and, Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230 026, P.R. China
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  • K. Li,

    1. Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National, Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Structure Research, Laboratory of CAS & Department of Materials Science and, Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230 026, P.R. China
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  • B. Yu,

    1. Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National, Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Structure Research, Laboratory of CAS & Department of Materials Science and, Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230 026, P.R. China
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  • M. Antonietti,

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and, Interfaces, MPI Research Campus, Golm, D-14424, Potsdam, Germany
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  • H. Cölfen

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and, Interfaces, MPI Research Campus, Golm, D-14424, Potsdam, Germany
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  • This work was supported by the special funding support of the Centurial Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Youth Fund (Contract No. 20325104), the Distinguished Team (Contract No. 20321101), and Contract No. 50372065 supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China. M. A. and H. C. thank the Max Planck Society for financial support.

Abstract

An efficient method has been successfully realized for the controlled synthesis of various metal/carbon nanoarchitectures. The formation of metal/carbon nanocables and nanochains via a facile and mild hydrothermal carbonization co-reduction process (HCCR) is reported. The method involves the use of starch and noble metal salts as starting materials under mild conditions (≤ 200 °C).

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