2002 Volume 45 Issue 5 Pages 261-270
The template carbonization technique has been developed for synthesizing novel carbon materials. This technique utilizes inorganic substances with openings or pores which are well defined at the nanometer level. This paper describes recent experiments utilizing the nanospace in zeolites for the synthesis of novel porous carbon materials. The effects of zeolite type, carbon precursor, and experimental conditions on the structure and properties of the carbon are described. In particular, focus is put on the preparation of carbons with long-range structural regularity. Unique characteristics of the resultant carbons are discussed in detail.