Formation of graphite thin film from polyfurfuryl alcohol and polyvinyl acetate carbons prepared between the lamellae of montmorillonite

Naohiro Sonobe, Takashi Kyotani, Akira Tomita

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Abstract

Polyfurfuryl alcohol and polyvinyl acetate carbons prepared between the lamellae of montmorillonite were easily graphitized by further heat treatment; the resultant products are two-dimensionlike graphite, consisting of highly oriented layer planes which are stacked thin and wide. Since similar results have also been obtained for polyacrylonitrile in the previous work, we can conclude that this unique carbonization method enables the conversion of any type of polymers to such a graphite thin film. In other words, if the carbonization process is appropriately controlled at a molecular level, the graphitizability of a carbon becomes independent of the type of starting material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalCarbon
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Graphitization
  • graphite thin film
  • polyfurfuryl alcohol
  • polyvinyl acetate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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