Synthesis of mesoporous BN and BCN exhibiting large surface areas via templating methods

Ajayan Vinu, Mauricio Terrones, Dmitri Golberg, Shunichi Hishita, Katsuhiko Ariga, Toshiyuki Mori

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The synthesis of mesoporous boron nitride (MBN) and mesoporous carbon nitride (MBCN) with a very high surface area and pore volume, was analyzed. The samples were prepared by crushing the as-synthesized flakes in an agate mortar, mixing them with ethanol, sonication, and spreading the resultant mixture on a carbon film supported on a Cu grid. MBCN ands MBCN materials possess relatively high surface areas of 740 and 650 m2/g and large pore volumes of 0.69 and 0.60 cm3/g. The results show that these materials could be used as catalytic supports operating at high temperature in anoxidative atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5887-5890
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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