|A facile co-gelation route to synthesize FeCo/carbon nanocomposites and their application as magnetically separable adsorber Original Research Article |
Zhongli Wang, Xiaojuan Liu, Minfeng Lv, Kuiyue Yang, Jian Meng
The sol–gel co-gelation process of this route simultaneously involves hydrolysis of teraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), and polymerization of furfuryl alcohol (FA) within an ethanol solution containing TEOS, FA, and metal nitrates.
▶ A facile co-gelation route was developed to synthesize magnetic porous FeCo/carbon composites. ▶Compared to the previous methods, this route is very simple and operable for magnetic composites. ▶Such facile route also provides a common path to the synthesis of metal or alloy/carbon materials.