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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


battery manufacturing

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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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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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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)
A novel biomass-based support (Starbon) for TiO2 hybrid photocatalysts: a versatile green tool for water purification
Colmenares JC, et al.
Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 3(43), 20186-20192 (2013)
Sustainable polysaccharide-derived mesoporous carbons (Starbon as additives in lithium-ion batteries negative electrodes
Kim S, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry A, 5(46), 24380-24387 (2017)
Starbons: Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials
Budarin V, et al.
Material Matters, 4(1), 19-19 (2009)


Starbons: Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials

Our strategy is to synthesize mesoporous carbonaceous materials (“Starbons”) using mesoporous expanded starch as the precursor without the need for a templating agent.

Mesoporous Materials: Properties and Applications

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Mesoporous Materials Synthesis

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