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Carbon, mesoporous

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average pore diameter 100 Å±10 Å (typical), >99.95% trace metals basis

Synonym: Graphitized carbon black



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assay   >99.95% trace metals basis
form   powder
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particle size distribution   45 μm±5
pore size   0.5 cm3/g pore volume (typical)
  100 Å±10 Å average pore diameter (typical)
surface area   spec. surface area 150-250 m2/g
bp   4827 °C
mp   3654-3697 °C
bulk density   1.686 g/cm3 (absolute, typical)
Featured Industry   Battery Manufacturing
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   [C]
InChI   1S/C


General description

Carbon, mesoporous is a carbonaceous material with high surface area, chemical inertness, biocompatibility, thermal stability and electrical conductivity. It can be prepared by a variety of methods such as hydrogen bonding interaction, and freeze drying. Mesoporous carbon materials have been categorized based on their pore diameter (2 nm < pore size < 50nm).

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Carbon, mesoporous can be used for a variety of applications such as fuel cell, lithium ion batteries, lithium sulfur batteries, double-layer capacitor and hydrogen evolution.


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GHS08  GHS08
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NONH for all modes of transport
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Protocols & Articles


Bio-Inspired “Green” Synthesis of Nanomaterials and their Applications

Dr. Siddharth V. Patwardhan Department of Chemical and Process Engineering University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose Street Glasgow G1 1XJ, UK Email:
Keywords: Adsorption, Agriculture, Apoptosis, Cancer, Catalysis, Condensations, Cosmetics, Deposition, Environmental, Enzyme activity, Green chemistry, Hydration reaction, Immobilization, Microwave synthesis, Nanomaterials, Pharmaceutical, Precipitation, Reductions, Separation, Sol-gel, Solvents

Changing the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Research Through Novel Nanoscale Materials

Energy and environmental catalysts (EECs) form a major group of materials that will continue to drive the growth of industry and research investments. The EEC market is estimated to be between $10−16...
Santanu Chaudhuri
Material Matters, 2012 v7, n4
Keywords: Adsorption, Alternative energy, Applications, Automotive, Catalysis, Diffusion, Environmental, Gene expression, Immobilization, Infrared spectroscopy, Metal organic frameworks, Methods, Molecular probes, Oxidations, Protocols, Reductions, Search, Spectroscopy, Substitutions, Support, Surface Science, Type

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

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-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

Nanomaterials Toxicity Screening Strategies

Tian Xia,1,2 Huan Meng,1,2,† Saji George,1,2,† Haiyuan Zhang,1,2,† Xiang Wang,1,2,† Zhaoxia Ji,2,† Jeffrey I. Zink,2,3 Andre E. Nel1,2* 1Division of NanoMedicine, Department of Medicine, University o...
Keywords: Adhesion, Apoptosis, Biochemistry, Combinatorial library, Environmental, Enzyme activity, Inflammation, Lipid peroxidation, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Oxidations, Peroxidations, Reproduction

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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