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Formation of Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon with the Help of Melamine

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posted on 10.12.2014, 00:00 by Ruimin Li, Anmin Cao, Yanjun Zhang, Gen Li, Feng Jiang, Shumu Li, Daiqin Chen, Chunru Wang, Jiechao Ge, Chunying Shu
An efficient and facile synthesis method of nitrogen-doped mesoporous graphitic carbon (NMGC) was reported with melamine as a nitrogen source and citric acid as a carbon source. By taking advantage of the functional groups on melamine and citric acid, a uniform mixture of these two components was obtained via a self-assembly process. Accordingly, the nitrogen-doped mesoporous graphitic carbon (NMGC) can be obtained by means of the high temperature treatment. This as-prepared NMGC showed a promising potential as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries.