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.
Polycondensation of Boron- and Nitrogen-Codoped Holey Graphene Monoliths from Molecules: Carbocatalysts for Selective Oxidation†
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 17, pages 4572–4576, April 22, 2013
How to Cite
Li, X.-H. and Antonietti, M. (2013), Polycondensation of Boron- and Nitrogen-Codoped Holey Graphene Monoliths from Molecules: Carbocatalysts for Selective Oxidation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 4572–4576. doi: 10.1002/anie.201209320
- Issue published online: 18 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 21 NOV 2012
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- porous carbon
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.