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Publication - Professor Valeska Ting

    Polynuclear Complexes as Precursor Templates for Hierarchical Microporous Graphitic Carbon

    An Unusual Approach

    Citation

    Kobielska, PA, Telford, R, Rowlandson, J, Tian, M, Shahin, Z, Demessence, A, Ting, VP & Nayak, S, 2018, ‘Polynuclear Complexes as Precursor Templates for Hierarchical Microporous Graphitic Carbon: An Unusual Approach’. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol 10., pp. 25967-25971

    Abstract

    A highly porous carbon was synthesised using a coordination complex as an unusual precursor. During controlled pyrolysis a trinuclear copper complex, [CuII
    3Cl4(H2L)2]•CH3OH, undergoes phase changes with melt and expulsion of different gases to produce a unique morphology of copper-doped carbon which, upon acid treatment, produces highly porous graphitic carbon with a surface area of 857 m2g-1 and a gravimetric hydrogen uptake of 1.1 wt% at 0.5 bar pressure at 77 K.

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