Abstract: Porous carbons have been considered very important for a long time because of various possible applications. In this review, we summarize the current progress in the field of porous carbons, especially N-enriched carbons, obtained from the carbonization of MOFs with or without additional N-containing compounds. Moreover, metal- or metal oxide-loaded N-doped carbons are also dealt with. Not only the preparation but also the applications in adsorption and catalysis are summarized. More importantly, research ideas or trends will be suggested for further development of these fields. Finally, this study summarizes a number of methods for the preparation of N-enriched carbons (with or without metal or metal oxide) and their efficiencies in various potential applications, including adsorption (liquid-/gas-phase) and organo-/photo-/electro-catalyses, based on their physicochemical properties.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2018.10.016