Danks, AE, Hollamby, M, Hammouda, B, Fletcher, DC, Johnston-Banks, F, Rogers, SE and Schnepp, Z (2017) Mechanistic insights into the formation of porous carbons from gelatin. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 (23). pp. 11644-11651. ISSN 2050-7496

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Porous carbons are important for many energy applications. The biopolymer gelatin provides a simple and sustainable route to functional carbon foams with multimodal porosity. In this paper, small angle neutron scattering is applied alongside other techniques to elucidate the mechanism of formation of these foams. Analysis of the data demonstrates that combinations of different metal nitrates can be used to control foam macrostructure. Synergistic interaction of metal ions with the gelatin polypeptide changes the viscoelastic properties and thus controls foam formation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Royal Society of Chemistry at https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ta10517c Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 12:35
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3112

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