Interest: Dilute aqueous route for the direct synthesis of novel bicontinuous cubic mesoporous polymer (FDU-14) and carbon (C-FDU-14) with Ia3d symmetry from the organic-organic self-assembly of triblock copolymer P123 with resols.
Background: Methods well established to synthesize mesoporous oxides like SiO2 or TiO2 By surfactant assembly. But not for mesoporous carbon or polymers. Hard template route to synthesis mesoporous carbon Template Mesoporous silicate Carbon silicate Composite Replica After template etching
Condensation of polymer onto copolymer surfactant directly In dilute aqueous environment Tri-block copolymer P123: EO20PPO70EO20 How to remove polymer surfactant in as-made mesoporous polymer?
Characterizations: Symmetry: Ia3hd