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dc.contributor.authorTian, H.
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, M.
dc.contributor.authorDodd, A.
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, K.
dc.contributor.authorJaroniec, M.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shaomin
dc.contributor.authorLiu, J.
dc.identifier.citationTian, H. and Saunders, M. and Dodd, A. and O'Donnell, K. and Jaroniec, M. and Liu, S. and Liu, J. 2016. Triconstituent co-assembly synthesis of N,S-doped carbon-silica nanospheres with smooth and rough surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 4 (10): pp. 3721-3727.

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016. Multifunctional porous nanospheres are desirable for many applications, but their synthesis involves multi-step procedures and their simplification still remains a challenge. Herein, we demonstrate a facile synthesis of polymer-silica nanospheres by using an extended Stöber method via triconstituent co-assembly of 3-aminophenol, formaldehyde, and bis[3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl]tetrasulfide followed by copolymerization. N,S-doped carbon-silica nanospheres with either smooth or rough surface can be obtained by direct carbonization of the polymer-silica nanospheres. The carbon-silica spheres feature multifunctional properties and exhibit very good performance as adsorbents for CO2 capture (67 cm3 g-1 at 0 ± 1 °C and 1.0 bar) and as supercapacitor electrodes with high specific capacitance (221 F g-1). This strategy could pave the way for design of carbon nanostructures at molecular level for multi-purpose applications.

dc.publisherR S C Publications
dc.titleTriconstituent co-assembly synthesis of N,S-doped carbon-silica nanospheres with smooth and rough surfaces
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Materials Chemistry A
curtin.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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