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Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly

Elaigwu, Sunday E.; Greenway, Gillian M.


Sunday E. Elaigwu

Gillian M. Greenway


Evaporation-induced self-assembly has been applied in the synthesis of crack-free mesoporous carbon monolith with good mechanical stability using a waste plant material as carbon precursor and triblock copolymer F127 as template. The carbon monolith was characterized using transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption–desorption measurement, X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The results showed that the carbon monolith is mesoporous, has a surface area of 219 m²/g, and a narrow pore size distribution of 6.5 nm.


Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2014). Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly. Materials letters, 115, 117-120.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 6, 2013
Online Publication Date Oct 14, 2013
Publication Date 2014-02
Deposit Date Aug 11, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Materials letters
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Electronic ISSN 1873-4979
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Pages 117-120
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; General Materials Science; Mechanics of Materials; Condensed Matter Physics
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