This review is focused on the different synthetic methods of mesoporous carbon for exotic applications. In the 21st century, doped carbon nanostructures and composites have cutting-edge applications in materials sciences due to their superior physicochemical properties. Porous carbon has enticed material scientists because of its excellent properties like ordered porous structure, tunable pore size, and high specific surface area. As a result, the extensive studies on the synthesis and modification of mesoporous carbon are being performed. The most enticing approaches for synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon are hard template and soft template methods. On the other hand, non-templating pathways are equally important to synthesize mesoporous carbon as that are templating pathways. This report includes details of different synthetic methods for synthesis of mesoporous carbon materials by templating as well as non-templating methods.
Journal of Materials NanoScience