A mesoporous material prepared by polymerizing a resorcinol/formaldehyde system from an aqueous solution containing resorcinol, formaldehyde and a surfactant and optionally pyrolyzing the polymer to form a primarily carbonaceous solid. The material has an average pore size between 4 and 75 nm and is suitable for use in liquid-phase surface limited applications, including sorbent, catalytic, and electrical applications.
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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Contract No. DMI-9760320, Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-FG03-96ER82290/M001, and Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-FG03-92-ER81320.