Graphitized pitch-based carbons with ordered nanopores synthesized by using colloidal crystals as templates

J Am Chem Soc. 2005 Mar 30;127(12):4188-9. doi: 10.1021/ja0423466.


A highly graphitized ordered nanoporous carbon (ONC) was synthesized by using commercial mesophase pitch as carbon precursor and siliceous colloidal crystal as template. Since silica colloids of different sizes (above 6 nm) and narrow particle size distribution are commercially available, the pore size tailoring in the resulting ONCs is possible.