Three-dimensional cage type mesoporous CN-based hybrid material with very high surface area and pore volume

Ajayan Vinu, Pavuluri Srinivasu, Dhanashri P. Sawant, Toshiyuki Mori, Katsuhiko Ariga, Jong San Chang, Sung Hwa Jhung, Veerappan Vaithilingam Balasubramanian, Young Kyu Hwang

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A novel highly ordered three-dimensional mesoporous carbon-nitride-based hybrid material (MCN-2) with very high surface area, pore volume, and a possible cage type porous structure has been prepared using three-dimensional cage type mesoporous silica, SBA-16, as a template through a simple polymerization reaction between ethylenediamine and carbon tetrachloride. The material has been unambiguously characterized by various sophisticated techniques such as XRD, nitrogen adsorption, HRTEM, EELS, XPS, 13C DD-MAS, and FT-IR spectroscopy. The XD result reveals that MCN-2 possesses three-dimensional structure with a possible Im3m space group. The specific surface area and pore volume of MCN-2 are significantly higher as compared to those of the template and MCN-I. Because of the excellent textural characteristic and three-dimensional porous structure, we believe that the MCN-2 could offer great potential for the applications such as catalysis and adsorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4367-4372
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 21 2007


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