Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous carbon by simple one pot method

Azhagapillai Prabhu, Ahmed Al Shoaibi, C. Srinivasakannan

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A novel and cost-effective method for the preparation of mesoporous carbon is proposed. In this work, we present a simple one-pot route for the synthesis of mesoporous carbon with three-dimensional cubic symmetry (Ia3d) via organic-inorganic self-assembly of tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), Pluronic P123, n-butanol and sucrose in the acidic conditions. The obtained CMK-8 material was characterized by SAXS, N2 sorption analysis, SEM and TEM techniques. This CMK-8 as a highly versatile material can offer great potentials for various applications of these mesoporous materials.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Mesoporous carbon
  • One pot synthesis
  • Sucrose
  • Triblock copolymer


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