Advanced Materials

Dual Templating Synthesis of Mesoporous Titanium Nitride Microspheres

Authors

  • Jin Ho Bang,

    1. School of Chemical Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 600 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801 (USA)
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  • Kenneth S. Suslick

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    1. School of Chemical Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 600 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801 (USA)
    • School of Chemical Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 600 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801 (USA).
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  • Dedicated to Prof. Theodore L. Brown on the happy occasion of his 80th birthday

Abstract

Hierarchically nanostructured titanium nitride is prepared via a novel and facile in situ dual templating approach. No prestructured templates are necessary; instead, a template is generated in situ during the synthesis from a liquid core and the resulting spherical shell, and the template is removed in the final heating without any additional chemical etching.

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