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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), Issue 1, Pages 196-200
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/967319

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Carbon Materials; The Effect of Surfactant Concentrations and Salts

Shokoofeh Geranmayeh, Alireza Abbasi, and Alireza Badiei

School of ChemistryCollege of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Received 22 January 2010; Revised 27 May 2010; Accepted 17 July 2010

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Abstract

Nanoporous carbon framework was synthesized using phenol and formaldehyde as carbon precursors and triblock copolymer (pluronic F127) as soft template via evaporation induced self-assembly. Hexagonal mesoporous carbon with specific surface area of 350 m2/g through optimizing the situation was obtained. The effects of different surfactant/phenol molar ratio and presence of salts on specific surface area, pore size and pore volume for all the prepared samples were studied by means of the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) formalism, powder X-ray diffraction technique and FT-IR spectroscopy.