Polycondensation of Boron- and Nitrogen-Codoped Holey Graphene Monoliths from Molecules: Carbocatalysts for Selective Oxidation

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  • Dr. Xin-Hao Li,

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    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
    • Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)

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  • Prof. Markus Antonietti

    1. Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)
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  • This research was supported by the L2H project of the BMBF, the EnerChem project, and the UNICAT project. X.H.L. thanks Prof. X. C. Wang and J. S. Zhang of Fuzhou University for TEM measurements and Dr. Q. S. Gao of the MPIKG for fruitful discussions.

Abstract

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A simple but powerful chemical process—the copolymerization of biomass (glucose) and boric acid as templated by dicyandiamide (see picture)—was used to fabricate high-quality doped graphene monoliths with through-plane nanopores. The holey graphene monoliths had a high surface area and showed excellent performance as metal-free carbocatalysts for selective oxidation.

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