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Keywords:

  • Aerosols;
  • Enzymes;
  • Mesoporous materials;
  • Polymerization;
  • Silica;
  • Template-directed synthesis
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Mesoporous carbon nanocapsules (see figure) have been synthesized through the direct carbonization of silica aerosol particles encapsulating enzymatically polymerized poly(4-ethylphenol) and subsequent removal of silica. This method provides a simple and efficient approach to synthesize mesoporous carbon nanocapsules using an environmentally benign biocatalyzed carbon precursor.