Ordered Mesoporous Copper Oxide with Crystalline Walls


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 20151001) and the Natural Science Foundation of Jilin province, China (grant no. 20040505).


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Order, order: Mesoporous copper oxide was synthesized for the first time by double replication from ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 via the ordered mesoporous carbon intermediate CMK-3 (see picture). The new material has potentially exciting applications in catalysis or lithium-ion batteries.