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Microbubble effect-assisted electrolytic synthesis of hollow carbon spheres from CO2

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Abstract

A one-step high-yield synthesis of well-developed hollow carbon spheres was achieved by an electrolytic conversion of CO2 in a CaCO3-containing LiCl–KCl melt at 450 °C. Manipulating the electrode potential induced the occurrence of a microbubble effect associated with the as-formed CO (intermediates of CO32− reduction) in ultrathin carbon sheets, thereby triggering the growth of hollow structures. The SEM results reveal good plasticity of the carbon sheets at elevated temperatures. The micron-sized hollow carbon spheres showed favorable capacitive properties, and can be used as catalyst supports as well.

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2017, accepted on 17 May 2017 and first published on 17 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03606J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 12822-12827
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    Microbubble effect-assisted electrolytic synthesis of hollow carbon spheres from CO2

    B. Deng, X. Mao, W. Xiao and D. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 12822
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03606J

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