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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 351923, 4 pages
Research Article

Nanocasting Process to Pore-Expanded Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with 2D Hexagonal Mesostructure

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

Received 3 November 2013; Accepted 16 January 2014; Published 23 February 2014

Academic Editor: Alfons Baiker

Copyright © 2014 Chongwen Jiang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pore-expanded ordered mesoporous carbons with 2D hexagonal mesostructure were synthesized by a simple nanocasting process. We adopted sucrose as carbon precursors, mesoporous silica materials SBA-15 as the hard templates, and hexane as micelle swelling agents. The pore size distribution of OMCs was narrow and centered at 5.4 nm, which is larger than the upper limit of pore diameters typically reported for CMK-3. The BET surface area and mesopore volume of PE-CMK-3 can reach to 1213.47  /g and 1.56  /g, respectively, indicating that choosing large pore size materials as template is good for preparation of high performance of OMCs.