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Title: Direct preparation and conversion of copper hydroxide-based monolithic xerogels with hierarchical pores
Authors: Fukumoto, Shotaro
Nakanishi, Kazuki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Kanamori, Kazuyoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 中西, 和樹
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal title: New Journal of Chemistry
Volume: 39
Issue: 9
Start page: 6771
End page: 6777
Abstract: Copper hydroxide-based monolithic xerogels with controlled hierarchical pores have been prepared directly by a sol–gel process from an ionic precursor, CuCl[2]·2H[2]O. Propylene oxide acts as a gelation inducer by increasing pH homogeneously in a reaction solution. Poly(acrylamide) is utilized not only to control macroscopic phase separation but also to support the network physically. Glycerol contributes to the formation of monolithic gels by suppressing the growth of copper hydroxide crystals. An appropriate starting composition leads to co-continuous gel skeletons and macropores. Although the as-dried gels were amorphous, post-treatments (calcination and solvothermal treatment) formed metallic copper and copper oxides (CuO and Cu[2]O) without the collapse of the monolithic form and macrostructure.
Description: Accepted 03 Jun 2015
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1039/C5NJ00479A
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