General Formation of Macro-/Mesoporous Nanoshells from Interfacial Assembly of Irregular Mesostructured Nanounits

Guangrui Chen, Yuxing Yan, Jie Wang, Yong Sik Ok, Guiyuan Zhong, Bu Yuan Guan, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Abstract

Mesoporous core–shell nanostructures with controllable ultra-large open channels in their nanoshells are of great interest. However, soft template-directed cooperative assembly to mesoporous nanoshells with highly accessible pores larger than 30 nm, or even above 50 nm into macroporous range, remains a significant challenge. Herein we report a general approach for precisely tailored coating of hierarchically macro-/mesoporous polymer and carbon shells, possessing highly accessible radial channels with extremely wide pore size distribution from ca. 10 nm to ca. 200 nm, on diverse functional materials. This strategy creates opportunities to tailor the interfacial assembly of irregular mesostructured nanounits on core materials and generate various core–shell nanomaterials with controllable pore architectures. The obtained Fe,N-doped macro-/mesoporous carbon nanoshells show enhanced electrochemical performance for the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline condition.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • carbon
  • core–shell nanostructures
  • electrocatalysis
  • macro-/mesoporous nanoshells
  • polydopamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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