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Graphsphere Adsorbent

matrix Graphsphere 2016, 60-80 mesh, bottle of 10 g



Related Categories Adsorbents, Analytical/Chromatography, Gas Chromatography (GC), Specialty Carbon Adsorbents, Spherical Graphitized Polymer Carbon (SGPC) Adsorbents More...
Quality Level   100
description   Formally Carboxen® 1016
packaging   bottle of 10 g
matrix   Formally Carboxen® 1016
  Graphsphere 2016
particle size   60-80 mesh
pore size   ~0.34 cm3/g mesoporosity
  ~0 cm3/g macroporosity
  ~0 cm3/g microporosity
  ~0 Å pore diameter
surface area   ~75 m2/g
density   ~0.41 g/mL (free fall density)


General description

A spherical graphitized polymer carbon (SGPC) has an innovative structure; a porous or non-porous core (the carbon framework that remains after pyrolysis of polymeric precursor), and a graphitized shell of a controlled thickness. The graphitization process results in a highly pure surface with great adsorption and desorption (if required) properties. Surface interactions depend solely on dispersion (London) forces. These amorphous/graphitic adsorbents are:
• Spherical (better packed bed performance than granular particles)
• Hard and non-friable (pack well, will not break)
• Used for molecules with an analyte size relative to C5-C12 n-alkanes
• Hydrophobic (can be used in high humidity environments)

Generally, SGPC adsorbents offer weaker relative adsorptive strength compared to carbon molecular sieve (CMS) adsorbents, and similar relative adsorptive strength compared to graphitized carbon black (GCB) adsorbents. Our Graphsphere products are a type of SGPC adsorbent. They are great alternatives to GCB adsorbents (which are granular and friable).

For more information about any of our specialty carbon adsorbents, please visit sigma-aldrich.com/carbon

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