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Title: An efficient low-temperature route to nitrogen-doping and activation of mesoporous carbons for CO 2 capture

Abstract

An innovative strategy for post-synthesis nitrogen-doping of mesoporous carbons (MCs) with high yields (>90%) at low temperatures (230–380 °C) by using a strong base, sodium amide (NaNH2), was developed. The as-prepared N-doped MCs exhibit a significantly enhanced CO2 adsorption performance in terms of capacity and selectivity when compared to their parent MCs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Department of Chemistry; University of Tennessee; Knoxville, USA; School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Nanjing University
  2. Department of Chemistry; University of Tennessee; Knoxville, USA
  3. Chemical Sciences Division; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Oak Ridge, USA
  4. Materials Science and Technology Division; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Oak Ridge, USA
  5. School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, USA
  6. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Nanjing University; Nanjing, China
  7. Department of Chemistry; University of Tennessee; Knoxville, USA; Chemical Sciences Division; Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Understanding and Control of Acid Gas-induced Evolution of Materials for Energy (UNCAGE-ME)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1370844
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012577
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
ChemComm
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 97; Related Information: UNCAGE-ME partners with Georgia Institute of Technology (lead); Lehigh University; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of Alabama; University of Florida; University of Wisconsin; Washington University in St. Louis; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-7345
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; catalysis (heterogeneous), defects, membrane, carbon capture, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Huang, Kuan, Chai, Song-Hai, Mayes, Richard T., Veith, Gabriel M., Browning, Katie L., Sakwa-Novak, Miles A., Potter, Matthew E., Jones, Christopher W., Wu, You-Ting, and Dai, Sheng. An efficient low-temperature route to nitrogen-doping and activation of mesoporous carbons for CO 2 capture. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/C5CC05619E.
Huang, Kuan, Chai, Song-Hai, Mayes, Richard T., Veith, Gabriel M., Browning, Katie L., Sakwa-Novak, Miles A., Potter, Matthew E., Jones, Christopher W., Wu, You-Ting, & Dai, Sheng. An efficient low-temperature route to nitrogen-doping and activation of mesoporous carbons for CO 2 capture. United States. doi:10.1039/C5CC05619E.
Huang, Kuan, Chai, Song-Hai, Mayes, Richard T., Veith, Gabriel M., Browning, Katie L., Sakwa-Novak, Miles A., Potter, Matthew E., Jones, Christopher W., Wu, You-Ting, and Dai, Sheng. Thu . "An efficient low-temperature route to nitrogen-doping and activation of mesoporous carbons for CO 2 capture". United States. doi:10.1039/C5CC05619E.
@article{osti_1370844,
title = {An efficient low-temperature route to nitrogen-doping and activation of mesoporous carbons for CO 2 capture},
author = {Huang, Kuan and Chai, Song-Hai and Mayes, Richard T. and Veith, Gabriel M. and Browning, Katie L. and Sakwa-Novak, Miles A. and Potter, Matthew E. and Jones, Christopher W. and Wu, You-Ting and Dai, Sheng},
abstractNote = {An innovative strategy for post-synthesis nitrogen-doping of mesoporous carbons (MCs) with high yields (>90%) at low temperatures (230–380 °C) by using a strong base, sodium amide (NaNH2), was developed. The as-prepared N-doped MCs exhibit a significantly enhanced CO2 adsorption performance in terms of capacity and selectivity when compared to their parent MCs.},
doi = {10.1039/C5CC05619E},
journal = {ChemComm},
issn = {1359-7345},
number = 97,
volume = 51,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {1}
}

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