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Mesoporous carbons and polymers

United States Patent

October 2, 2001
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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.
Bell; William (Boulder, CO), Dietz; Steven (Denver, CO)
TDA Research, Inc. (Wheat Ridge, CO)
09/ 396,288
September 15, 1999
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.