Preparation of microporous carbons by using α-cyclodextrin as molecular porogen

Jin Liu, Huanting Wang

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This paper reports a novel method for increasing the micropore volume of the microporous carbons (MCs) derived from polyimide by using α-cyclodextrin (CD) as a molecular porogen. The N2 sorption results showed that the micropore volume of MCs increased from 0.15 to 0.24 cm3/g when the CD amount rose from 0% to 15% by weight, whereas the micropore width remained almost constant. The MCs were characterized by XRD, confirming the amorphous structure with two typical broad peaks at a d-spacing of 3.8 Å and 2.1 Å. Elemental analyses showed that the MCs had a high carbon content of ca. 91%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-940
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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