Chemistry of synthesis, structure, preparation and application of aromatic-derived mesophase pitch

Isao Mochida, Yozo Korai, Cha Hun Ku, Fumitaka Watanabe, Yukio Sakai

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Abstract

Mesophase pitch has been synthesized from pure aromatic hydrocarbons (naphthalene, methylnaphthalene) aided by an HF-BF3 catalyst. These synthesized pitches have better performance for many applications - carbon fibers, binders, and anode materials for lithium ion batteries etc. - because the purity and high aromaticity leads to high orientation. This paper discusses the kinds of pitch, the micro- to macrostructure, some properties, reactivity, and many applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-328
Number of pages24
JournalCarbon
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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