Mesoporous carbon fabricated with an alumina template

Rufford, Thomas, Zhu, Zhonghua and Lu, Gaoqing (2006). Mesoporous carbon fabricated with an alumina template. In: Australian National Science Graduate Conference Abstract and Paper Book. Australian National Science Graduates Conference, Manly, NSW, Australia, (). 26-28 May, 2006.

Author Rufford, Thomas
Zhu, Zhonghua
Lu, Gaoqing
Title of paper Mesoporous carbon fabricated with an alumina template
Conference name Australian National Science Graduates Conference
Conference location Manly, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 26-28 May, 2006
Proceedings title Australian National Science Graduate Conference Abstract and Paper Book
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher International College of Management
Publication Year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There has been much interest in porous carbon materials fabricated from both silica and zeolite templates. Typical procedures involve the synthesis of a silica template, impregnation of the template with a carbon precursor, polymerisation of the carbon and then removal of the template using hydrofluoric acid. Both the synthesis and removal of the silica template can be time consuming and expensive. Porous alumina can offer a cheaper and more facile template removal process using NaOH instead of hydrofluoric acid. The alumina template may also allow different pore structure than that of silica or zeolite template. Here we present initial results for mesoporous carbon templated from alumina. The carbon material had a dominant pore diameter of approximately 3.5 nm.
Subjects 290600 Chemical Engineering
100708 Nanomaterials
850606 Hydrogen Storage
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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Created: Mon, 16 Nov 2009, 12:11:50 EST by Dr Thomas Rufford on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering