Controllable Synthesis of N-Doped and Dually Doped Mesoporous Carbons for Adsorption and Catalysis Applications

Zhangxiong Wu,* Zhi Chen, Xingmin Gao, Zhujun Zhang
School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, NO. 199, Ren-Ai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01023
Published Online: 13 October 2017 (Abstract)
DOI:10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01023
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Citation Information: Zhangxiong Wu, Zhi Chen, Xingmin Gao, Zhujun Zhang, Controllable Synthesis of N-Doped and Dually Doped Mesoporous Carbons for Adsorption and Catalysis Applications. Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01023 doi: 10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01023

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Received: 05 June 2017, Accepted: 18 June 2017, Published Online: 13 October 2017

Abstract

Mesoporous carbon materials are being in vogue because of their intriguing properties and wide potentials. Doping of heteroatoms, especially N, in carbons have attracted enormous interests owing to its capability in enhancing or expanding their applicability in separation, energy conversion and catalysis. In addition, N-doping can further boost dually doped carbons, such as with S and metal as the second dopant. Such a dual doping could possibly optimize material property and maximize performance through synergistic effects. In this talk, several synthetic methods, such as post modification [1-2], one-step solvent-free nano-confining synthesis [3-4] and spray-drying-assisted assembly [5], for the synthesis of heteroatom (singly or dually) porous carbon materials with different porosities and structures will be introduced and discussed. Furthermore, the controllable synthesis of metal/heteroatom dually doped mesoporous carbons with desirable fascinating properties will be introduced. The demo-applications of these materials in typical adsorption, such as arsenic removal and CO2 capture, and typical catalysis, such as oxygen reduction, biodiesel production and dehydrogenation/hydrogenation coupling reactions, will be presented and their structure-performance correlations will be discussed.

References

[1] Z. Wu; W. Li; P.A. Webley; D. Zhao, General and Controllable Synthesis of Novel Mesoporous Magnetic Iron Oxide@Carbon Encapsulates for Efficient Arsenic Removal. Advanced Materials. 24, 485-491 (2012). doi:10.1002/adma.201103789
[2] Z. Wu; P.A. Webley; D. Zhao, Post-enrichment of nitrogen in soft-templated ordered mesoporous carbon materials for highly efficient phenol removal and CO2 capture. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22, 11379-11389 (2012). doi:10.1039/C2JM16183D
[3] X. Gao; Z. Chen; Y. Yao; M. Zhou; Y. Liu; J. Wang; W.D. Wu; X.D. Chen; Z. Wu; D. Zhao, Direct Heating Amino Acids with Silica: A Universal Solvent-Free Assembly Approach to Highly Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Materials. Advanced Functional Materials. 26, 6649-6661 (2016). doi:10.1002/adfm.201601640
[4] Z. Chen; X. Gao; X. Wei; X. Wang; Y. Li; T. Wu; J. Guo; Q. Gu; W.D. Wu; X.D. Chen; Z. Wu; D. Zhao, Directly anchoring Fe3C nanoclusters and FeNx sites in ordered mesoporous nitrogen-doped graphitic carbons to boost electrocatalytic oxygen reduction. Carbon. 121, 143-153 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.078
[5] Z. Wu; W.D. Wu; W. Liu; C. Selomulya; X.D. Chen; D. Zhao, A General “Surface-Locking” Approach toward Fast Assembly and Processing of Large-Sized, Ordered, Mesoporous Carbon Microspheres. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 52, 13764-13768 (2013). doi:10.1002/anie.201307608

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[1] Z. Wu; W. Li; P.A. Webley; D. Zhao, General and Controllable Synthesis of Novel Mesoporous Magnetic Iron Oxide@Carbon Encapsulates for Efficient Arsenic Removal. Advanced Materials. 24, 485-491 (2012). doi:10.1002/adma.201103789
[2] Z. Wu; P.A. Webley; D. Zhao, Post-enrichment of nitrogen in soft-templated ordered mesoporous carbon materials for highly efficient phenol removal and CO2 capture. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22, 11379-11389 (2012). doi:10.1039/C2JM16183D
[3] X. Gao; Z. Chen; Y. Yao; M. Zhou; Y. Liu; J. Wang; W.D. Wu; X.D. Chen; Z. Wu; D. Zhao, Direct Heating Amino Acids with Silica: A Universal Solvent-Free Assembly Approach to Highly Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Materials. Advanced Functional Materials. 26, 6649-6661 (2016). doi:10.1002/adfm.201601640
[4] Z. Chen; X. Gao; X. Wei; X. Wang; Y. Li; T. Wu; J. Guo; Q. Gu; W.D. Wu; X.D. Chen; Z. Wu; D. Zhao, Directly anchoring Fe3C nanoclusters and FeNx sites in ordered mesoporous nitrogen-doped graphitic carbons to boost electrocatalytic oxygen reduction. Carbon. 121, 143-153 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.078
[5] Z. Wu; W.D. Wu; W. Liu; C. Selomulya; X.D. Chen; D. Zhao, A General “Surface-Locking” Approach toward Fast Assembly and Processing of Large-Sized, Ordered, Mesoporous Carbon Microspheres. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 52, 13764-13768 (2013). doi:10.1002/anie.201307608

 

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