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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Battery Manufacturing

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General description

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.
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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

Legal Information

Starbon is a trademark of University of York

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  2. What solvents are Product 702102, Carbon, mesoporous, stable in?

    Per our supplier, this product is stable in boiling water, toluene, and ethanol.

Mesoporous carbon nitrides: synthesis, functionalization, and applications
Lakhi KS, et al.
Chemical Society Reviews, 46, 72-101 (2017)
Monolithic mesoporous graphitic composites as super capacitors: From Starbons to Starenes
Garcia AM, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry A, 6(3), 1119-1127 (2018)
Starbons: Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials
Budarin V, et al.
Material Matters, 4(1), 19-19 (2009)
Catharina Vendl et al.
The Journal of experimental biology, 218(Pt 21), 3425-3434 (2015-11-06)
Fundamental differences in methane (CH4) production between macropods (kangaroos) and ruminants have been suggested and linked to differences in the composition of the forestomach microbiome. Using six western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) and four red kangaroos (Macropus rufus), we measured...
Wojciech Filipiak et al.
Journal of breath research, 9(1), 016004-016004 (2015-01-06)
Existing methods for the early detection of infections in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients at intensive care units (ICUs) are unsatisfactory. Here we present an exploratory study assessing the feasibility of breath VOC analyses for the non-invasive detection of pathogens in...
Our strategy is to synthesize mesoporous carbonaceous materials (“Starbons”) using mesoporous expanded starch as the precursor without the need for a templating agent.
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