An efficient single-step synthesis of mercury droplets covered with a carbon shell by the thermolysis of dimethyl mercury under its autogenic pressure is described. This is a unique case in which a liquid metal is trapped inside a nano- and micrometer size carbon capsule. The air-stability and the characterization by XRD, TEM, DSC, HRSEM, and HRTEM of this composite are reported.
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