Confined Self-Assembly in Two-Dimensional Interlayer Space: Monolayered Mesoporous Carbon Nanosheets with In-Plane Orderly Arranged Mesopores and a Highly Graphitized Framework
Although two-dimensional (2D) carbon materials are widely investigated, a well-defined 2D carbon nanosheet with an ordered mesostructure has rarely been realized. Monolayer-ordered mesoporous carbon nanosheets (OMCNS) were prepared through confinement assembly of resol and F127 in the interlayer of montmorillonite (MONT). The nanoscale distance of the interlayer space of MONT only allow the assembly of resol and F127 in the same plane, leading to ordered mesopores perpendicular to carbon nanosheets, and favor the formation of sp 2 carbon, resulting in a high degree of graphitization. The mesopores on the carbon nanosheets provide efficient ion diffusion, and the high degree of graphitization provides a fast electron-transport route, enabling OMCNS as excellent electrode materials for electric double layer capacitors.