Next Article in Journal
Effect of the Croton rhamnifolioides Essential Oil and the Inclusion Complex (OEFC/β-CD) in Antinociceptive Animal Models
Next Article in Special Issue
Inter- and Intra-Hydrogen Bonding Strategy to Control the Fluorescence of Acylhydrazone-Based Conjugated Microporous Polymers and Their Application to Nitroaromatics Detection
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with Polymers: A Brief Overview
Article

Polymer-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheet Cluster and Its Application for Water Purification

by 1, 1,2 and 1,2,3,4,*
1
Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, 4 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
2
Clemson Composites Center, Clemson University, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
3
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29602, USA
4
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29602, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Ana María Díez-Pascual and Luc Avérous
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2021 / Accepted: 17 March 2021 / Published: 2 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer-Based Nanomaterials)
A series of nitrogen-doped carbons (NCs) were prepared by the pyrolysis (300–900 °C) of crystalline polyazomethine (PAM) synthesized via a facile condensation reaction in methanol solvent. The controlled solvent evaporation resulted in PAM crystals in the form of nanosheet clusters with a sheet thickness of ~50 nm. Such architecture was maintained after pyrolysis, obtaining porous CNs of high specific surface areas of up to 700 m2/g. The resulting NCs were used as absorbents to remove aromatic Rhodamine B from water. The NC that pyrolyzed at 750 °C exhibited the highest adsorption capacity (0.025 mg/mg), which is attributed to its high surface area and surface condition. View Full-Text
Keywords: nitrogen doping; carbon; water purification; polymer-derived carbon nitrogen doping; carbon; water purification; polymer-derived carbon
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Yu, X.; Zheng, T.; Pilla, S. Polymer-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheet Cluster and Its Application for Water Purification. Macromol 2021, 1, 84-93. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020007

AMA Style

Yu X, Zheng T, Pilla S. Polymer-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheet Cluster and Its Application for Water Purification. Macromol. 2021; 1(2):84-93. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020007

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yu, Xiaoyan, Ting Zheng, and Srikanth Pilla. 2021. "Polymer-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheet Cluster and Its Application for Water Purification" Macromol 1, no. 2: 84-93. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020007

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop