242233 Sigma-Aldrich

Activated charcoal

Green Alternative

DARCO®, 4-12 mesh particle size, granular

Synonym: Charcoal activated



Related Categories Activated Charcoal, Activated and Mesoporous Carbon, Adsorbents, Filter Aids and Drying Agents, Alternative Energy, Chemical Synthesis,
Quality Level   100
vapor pressure   <0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
form   granular
autoignition temp.   842 °F
mfr. no.   DARCO®
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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resistivity   1375 μΩ-cm, 20°C (graphite)
impurities   ≤0.40% dust
  ≤12% moisture content
particle size   4-12 mesh
mp   3550 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   [C]
InChI   1S/C



Activated charcoal (DARCO®, 4-12 mesh particle size, granular) can be used in combination with ozone for the tertiary treatment of wastewater. It can also be utilized in selective adsorption of phenanthrene with a selectivity of ~38.


1 kg in poly drum

250 g in glass bottle

Other Notes

Acid-washed lignite carbon for general uses.

Legal Information

DARCO is a registered trademark of Norit Americas, Inc.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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What is the typical pH of Product 242233, DARCO® Acid Washed Activated charcoal?
The typical pH of a water extract of Product 242233, DARCO® Acid Washed Activated charcoal,is 4.6.
What is the typical apparent density of product 242233,DARCO® Acid Washed Activated Charcoal?
The typical apparent density of product 242233,DARCO® AcidWashed ActivatedCharcoal,is 0.4 g/ml, or 25 lb/ft3.
What is the typical pore volume of product 242233, DARCO® Acid Washed Activated Charcoal?
The typical pore volume of product 242233, DARCO® Acid WashedActivated Charcoal,is 0.90 ml/g.
What is the purpose of the acid washing performed on Product 242233, DARCO® Acid Washed Activated Charcoal?
The acid washingperformed onProduct 242233, DARCO® Acid Washed Activated Charcoal,removes minute impurities from the surface of the particles and from the pores.
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