Nanoporous carbons can preferentially adsorb bromide ions from an aqueous solution of alkali metal bromides, even on π-conjugated surfaces. Our results show a new adsorption mechanism whereby coadsorption of protons enhances the adsorption of the anions onto the carbons.
- Carbon nanotube
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry