Template synthesis of novel porous carbons using various types of zeolites

Takashi Kyotani, Zhixin Ma, Akira Tomita

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As previously reported, high surface area microporous carbons with long-range order can be synthesized by using zeolite Y as a template. In this work, an attempt is made to synthesize porous carbon using several other types of zeolites (zeolite β, ZSM-5, mordenite and zeolite L). Special attention is paid to whether the structural regularity of each zeolite can be transferred to the carbon structure as well as with the case of zeolite Y. The carbon filling method was then examined to see which gives the highest regularity to the carbon structure. It has been found that the optimum carbon filling method for zeolite Y is not an optimum one for the other zeolites and the degree of the regularity of long-range ordering in the carbons strongly depends on zeolite type. The order of the regularity in the resultant carbons is zeolite β> >zeolite L>mordenite>ZSM-5. The effect of zeolite type on the regularity is discussed in relation to the size and the shape of the zeolite channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1459
Number of pages9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • A. Porous carbon
  • B. Chemical vapor deposition
  • C. Adsorption
  • C. Impregnation
  • D. Porosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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