An Aqueous Emulsion Route to Synthesize Mesoporous Carbon Vesicles and Their Nanocomposites (pages 833–837)
Dong Gu, Hans Bongard, Yonghui Deng, Dan Feng, Zhangxiong Wu, Yin Fang, Jianjiang Mao, Bo Tu, Ferdi Schüth and Dongyuan Zhao
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200902550
Onionlike mesoporous carbon and carbon–silica nanocomposites with multilayer vesicle structures can be synthesized by an organic–inorganic co-assembly method under hydrothermal conditions in an aqueous emulsion solution (see figure). The nanocomposite vesicles have ordered lamellar mesostructures with about 3–9 layers and carbon pillars are located between the neighboring shells.