This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and FPInnovations. K.E.S. thanks the NSERC for a graduate fellowship.
Chiral Nematic Mesoporous Carbon Derived From Nanocrystalline Cellulose†
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 46, pages 10991–10995, November 11, 2011
How to Cite
Shopsowitz, K. E., Hamad, W. Y. and MacLachlan, M. J. (2011), Chiral Nematic Mesoporous Carbon Derived From Nanocrystalline Cellulose. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10991–10995. doi: 10.1002/anie.201105479
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Received: 3 AUG 2011
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
- liquid crystals;
- mesoporous materials;
Twisted organization: Pyrolysis of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)/silica composite films leads to mesoporous carbon materials with long-range chiral organization (see picture). The NCC acts as a template and the resulting mesoporous carbon has a high specific surface area (>1400 m2 g−1) and accurately replicates the left-handed helical structure of the chiral nematic NCC films.