Eutectic syntheses of graphitic carbon with high pyrazinic nitrogen content

Mixtures of phenols/ketones and urea show eutectic behavior upon gentle heating. These mixtures possess liquid-crystalline-like phases that can be processed. The architecture of phenol/ketone acts as structure-donating motif, while urea serves as melting-point reduction agent. Condensation at elevated temperatures results in nitrogen-containing carbons with remarkably high nitrogen content of mainly pyrazinic nature.

N. Fechler, N. P. Zussblatt, R. Rothe, R. Schlögl, M-G. Willinger, B. F. Chmelka, and M. Antonietti
Advanced Materials
Date: July, 2015
ICB Affiliated Authors: Bradley F Chmelka