699624 Sigma-Aldrich

Carbon, mesoporous

nanopowder, graphitized, <500 nm particle size (DLS), >99.95% trace metals basis

Synonym: Graphite nanoparticles, Graphitized carbon black, Graphitized carbon



Related Categories 06: C, Graphite and Carbon-Based Materials, Materials Science, Mesoporous Materials, Metal and Ceramic Science,
assay   >99.95% trace metals basis
form   nanopowder
particle size   <500 nm (DLS)
pore size   0.25 cm3/g pore volume (typical)
  137 Å average pore diameter (typical)
surface area   spec. surface area 50-100 m2/g
bp   4827 °C
mp   3654-3697 °C
density   1.828 g/cm3 (absolute, typical)
bulk density   0.075 g/cm3
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   [C]
InChI   1S/C


General description

Surface area of the graphitized mesoporous carbon was determined to be 77 m2/g. These are highly pure graphitized, porous carbon nanoparticles. Particles have large mesopores and some microporosity. Graphite lattice structure content of approximately 10%. An agglomeration of 30 nm mesoporous nanoparticles (TEM).


The cytotoxic effects of graphitized carbon mesoporous nanopowder and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) was compared on human airway epithelium. Mesoporous carbon was found to have no effect on the epithelium cell morphology.


5, 25 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
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Flash Point(C) 
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Protocols & Articles


Cooking up Nanostructured Mesoporous Materials

Vitaly Budarin, James H. Clark*, Rafael Luque, Robin White Green Chemistry Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK *Email:
Keywords: Adsorption, Alkylations, Aminations, Brominations, Catalysis, Chromatography, Elemental analysis, Environmental, Esterifications, Etherifications, Green chemistry, Heck Reaction, Infrared spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Separation, Silylations, Spectroscopy

Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

In 2010, the rechargeable lithium ion battery market reached ~$11 billion and continues to grow.1 Current demand for lithium batteries is dominated by the portable electronics and power tool industri...
Kinson C. Kam and Marca M. Doeff
Material Matters, 2012 v7, n4
Keywords: Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Automotive, Degradations, Electronics, Industries, Ion Exchange, Oxidations, Precipitation, Purification, Reductions, Renewable energy, Substitutions

Graphitized Mesoporous Carbon

Carbon black (CB) has been recognized and utilized since the 1960s both as a pigment and as a reinforcing material for rubber materials. It has also gained a reputation as an effective solid support ...
W. Betz1, D. Shollenberger1, M. Keeler1, M. Buchanan1, L. Sidisky1  and K. Patel2*

1 Supelco, 595 N Harrison Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA.
2 Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science, 6000 N Teutonia, Milwaukee, WI 53210, USA
Keywords: Adsorption, Sample preparations, Separation

High Temperature Boron-based Thermoelectric Materials

The modern world is rapidly approaching the limits of classical energy reserves. Alternative sources of energy, such as the conversion of waste heat to electricity, offer potential and are an incenti...
Takao Mori
Material Matters Volume 4 Article 2
Keywords: Materials Science, Melting, Nanotubes

High-Tech Carbons

The Sigma-Aldrich® commitment to carbon materials research and product development spans more than two decades. Understanding how thermodynamic and kinetic properties affect performance characteristi...
Material Matters 2009, 4.4, 110.

Mesoporous Materials

Materials with specially ordered porous features on the nano-scale have important applications in optics, catalysis, drug delivery systems, coatings, cosmetics, bio-separation, diagnostics, gas-separ...
Keywords: Absorption, Adsorption, Asymmetric synthesis, Catalysis, Chromatography, Cosmetics, Diffraction, Diffusion, Gas chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Industries, Ion Exchange, Metal organic frameworks, Microscopy, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Proteomics, Scanning electron microscopy, Separation, Substitutions, Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Recent Developments in Silicon Anode Materials for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

Xuefeng Song,1* Xiaobing Wang,2 Zhuang Sun,1 Peng Zhang,1 and Lian Gao1 1State Key Laboratory for Metallic Matrix Composite Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong ...
Keywords: Automotive, Deposition, Diffusion, Electrochemical reactions, Environmental, Lithiations, Materials Science, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Nanotubes, Polymerization reactions, Reductions, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy

Safer High-performance Electrodes, Solid Electrolytes, and Interface Reactions for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yves J. Chabal, Kyeongjae Cho, and Christopher L. Hinkle* (Roberto C. Longo, K. C. Santosh, Amandeep K. Sra, David E. Arreaga-Salas, and Katy Roodenko; not pictured) Department of Materials Science a...
Keywords: Absorption, Chemical reactions, Deposition, Diffusion, Electronics, Infrared spectroscopy, Lithiations, Materials Science, Oxidations, Solvents, Spectroscopy, transformation

Synthesis of Mesoporous Materials

Mespoporous materials, also known as mesoporous molecular sieves, are a class of 3D-nanostructures with well-defined mesoscale (2–50 nm diameter) pores and surface areas up to 1000 m2/g.1 In terms of...
Material Matters 2008, 3.1, 17.
Keywords: Absorption, Catalysis, Condensations, Diffusion, Sol-gel

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