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Carbon, mesoporous

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Starbon 800
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pore size

0.4-0.7 cm3/g mesoporosity
0-0.25 cm3/g microporosity

surface area

spec. surface area >500 m2/g (BET)


4827 °C


3654-3697 °C


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General description

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Starbons are mesoporous carbons synthesized by the carbonization of expanded mesoporous starch at high temperatures. Amylose and amylopectin polymer chains in starch self assemble to form large mesoporous structures. Starbons exhibit tunable surface energies and high volume. It can be readily functionalized. The unique features are hydrophobicity, graphite-like surface and chemical inertness.


Starbons may be used as a stationary phase for liquid chromatography and as solid support for precious metal catalyst. Starbon supported Pd catalyst was used in a model Heck reaction of iodobenzene.
Carbon, mesoporous can be used in the fabrication of optoelectronic and energy storage devices such as supercapacitor, and lithium ion batteries. It can also be used in the formation of a hybrid support that acts as a green tool for water purification. It is a surface tunable material that finds usage in chromatography, catalysis and environmental remediation.


5 g in glass bottle

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Starbon is a trademark of University of York

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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