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Publication - Dr 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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