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Carbon, mesoporous

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hydrophilic pore surface

Starbon 300
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particle size

5-50 μm (SEM)

pore size

>0.2 cm3/g mesoporosity

surface area

spec. surface area >50 m2/g (BET)


4827 °C


3654-3697 °C


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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.Mesoporous carbon may have a hydrophilic pore surface and a BET surface area of 300m2/g. The mean particle size of this graphitized carbon is 5μm.
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Free-flowing micron-sized powder
Functionality by FITR: OH, C=O, and C=C


It was used for a comparative study of the toxicity effects of various carbon nanoparticles on C57BL/6 mice.
Carbon, mesoporous can be used in the esterification of oleic acid and lauric acid for the formation of biofuels. It forms a composite with nanoscale zero valent iron particles for the removal of arsenic from groundwater.


5 g in glass bottle

Legal Information

Starbon is a trademark of University of York

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  5. What is the electrical conductivity of Product 702110, Carbon, mesoporous?

    While we do not perform conductivity testing, our supplier reports the conductivity to be approximately 56500 ohm m-1.

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

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Sulfonic groups anchored on mesoporous carbon Starbons-300 and its use for the esterification of oleic acid
Aldana-Perez A, et al.
Fuel: The Science and Technology of Fuel and Energy, 100, 128-138 (2012)
Synthesis and characterization of robust zero valent iron/mesoporous carbon composites and their applications in arsenic removal
Baikousi M, et al.
Carbon, 93(10), 636-647 (2015)
Review of toxicity studies of carbon nanotubes
Kobayashi N, et al.
Journal of Occupational Health, 59(5), 394-407 (2017)
Starbons?: Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials
Budarin V, et al.
Material Matters, 4(1), 19-19 (2009)
Esterification of lauric acid with methanol using sulfonated Starbons
Mena-Duran Cinthia J and Macquarrie DJ
research journal of chemistry and environment, 18, 1-6 (2014)


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.

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