Novel hierarchical porous carbon microspheres (HPCM) with quantities of micropores and mesopores have been prepared by an alcohol-in-oil emulsion technique using thermoplastic phenolic formaldehyde resin (PF) as the carbon source and copper nitrate (CN) as the template precursor. The effects of CN loading content on the morphology and structure of HPCM were investigated. The results showed that, when the mass ratio of PF and CN is 1:4, the HPCM not only can maintain hierarchical porous microsphere structure, but also display high electrochemical performance with a reversible capacity of 585 mA h g-1 at a current density of 50 mA g-1 and favorable high-rate performance when used as the anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
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