Template-free fabrication of hierarchical porous carbon by constructing carbonyl crosslinking bridges between polystyrene chains

  • Zou C
  • Wu D
  • Li M
 et al. 
  • 31


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 69


    Citations of this article.


A simple and effective template-free method to fabricate hierarchical porous carbon (HPC) has been successfully developed by adopting linear polystyrene resin as raw material, anhydrous aluminium chloride as Friedel–Crafts catalyst, and carbon tetrachloride as crosslinker and solvent. Experimental results show that the as-constructed carbonyl (–CO–) crosslinking bridges between polystyrene chains provide simultaneously to its hierarchical porous polystyrene precursor, both a high crosslinking density and a proper amount of oxygen atoms, and thus achieve good framework carbonizability and nanostructure inheritability during carbonization. The as-prepared HPC's hierarchical porous structure exhibits interesting uniqueness: micropores (

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Chong Zou

  • Dingcai Wu

  • Mingzhou Li

  • Qingcong Zeng

  • Fei Xu

  • Ziyi Huang

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free