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Bioinspired carbide-derived carbons with hierarchical pore structure for the adsorptive removal of mercury from aqueous solution

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Biosilica of the diatom species Thalassiosira pseudonana is used as hard template for the synthesis of silicon carbide-derived carbons. The typical species-specific macroporous structure is retained during the nanocasting-chlorine treatment process and the resulting materials exhibit very high specific surface areas up to 2300 m2 g−1. Bioinspired carbons show very high capacities in mercury adsorption from aqueous solution compared to reference materials.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired carbide-derived carbons with hierarchical pore structure for the adsorptive removal of mercury from aqueous solution

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The article was received on 05 Oct 2016, accepted on 11 Apr 2017 and first published on 12 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08041C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4845-4848
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    Bioinspired carbide-derived carbons with hierarchical pore structure for the adsorptive removal of mercury from aqueous solution

    C. Fischer, M. Oschatz, W. Nickel, D. Leistenschneider, S. Kaskel and E. Brunner, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4845
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08041C

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