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Mesoporous carbon materials

United States Patent

February 14, 2012
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Accelerated Technique for Carbon Mesoporous Materials
The invention is directed to a method for fabricating a mesoporous carbon material, the method comprising subjecting a precursor composition to a curing step followed by a carbonization step, the precursor composition comprising: (i) a templating component comprised of a block copolymer, (ii) a phenolic compound or material, (iii) a crosslinkable aldehyde component, and (iv) at least 0.5 M concentration of a strong acid having a pKa of or less than -2, wherein said carbonization step comprises heating the precursor composition at a carbonizing temperature for sufficient time to convert the precursor composition to a mesoporous carbon material. The invention is also directed to a mesoporous carbon material having an improved thermal stability, preferably produced according to the above method.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Wang; Xiqing (Oak Ridge, TN)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
12/ 468,946
May 20, 2009
This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.