Financial support from Merck KGaA is gratefully acknowledged. The authors are indebted to the Max Planck Society, and also acknowledge support under the framework of the ENERCHEM project. We thank Mitsubishi Chemical Company for providing the mesophase pitch AR. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Generation of Hierarchical Meso- and Macroporous Carbon from Mesophase Pitch by Spinodal Decomposition using Polymer Templates†
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 22, pages 4012–4017, November, 2007
How to Cite
Adelhelm, P., Hu, Y.-S., Chuenchom, L., Antonietti, M., Smarsly, B. M. and Maier, J. (2007), Generation of Hierarchical Meso- and Macroporous Carbon from Mesophase Pitch by Spinodal Decomposition using Polymer Templates. Adv. Mater., 19: 4012–4017. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700699
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 12 JUN 2007
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAR 2007
- Merck KGaA
- Max Planck Society
- Mesoporous carbon
A novel strategy for the synthesis of hierarchical porous carbon is presented here based on the spinodal phase separation of mesophase pitch, which acts as a carbon precursor, and a soft polymer template. A continuous macropore structure and mesopores are obtained upon carbonization, as shown in the figure. The material exhibits remarkable performance as the anode material in lithium-ion batteries.