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Hollow carbon nanospheres using an asymmetric triblock copolymer structure directing agent

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Abstract

We introduce a simple method to prepare hollow carbon nanospheres (HCNs) by using triblock copolymer poly(styrene-b-2-vinylpyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO) micelles as a new class of soft-templates. Simply by changing the solvent we can prepare ultra-small sized micelles of the triblock copolymer PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO soft template to obtain HCNs with ultra-small diameters (43 nm) and hollow cores (19 nm). Furthermore, we use these HCNs to make electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) that exhibit superior performance.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2016, accepted on 21 Nov 2016 and first published on 06 Dec 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07360C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 236-239
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    Hollow carbon nanospheres using an asymmetric triblock copolymer structure directing agent

    Y. Li, H. Tan, R. R. Salunkhe, J. Tang, L. K. Shrestha, B. P. Bastakoti, H. Rong, T. Takei, J. Henzie, Y. Yamauchi and K. Ariga, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 236
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07360C

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