Starbon©: Novel Template-Free Mesoporous Carbonaceous Materials from Biomass-Synthesis, Functionalisation and Applications in Adsorption, and Catalysis

Duncan J. Macquarrie*, Tabitha H.M. Petchey, Cinthia J. Meña Duran

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This chapter discusses the development of a series of predominantly mesoporous carbons (Starbon®) produced from waste polysaccharides. Their porosity is derived from the structural features of the polysaccharide, avoiding the need for templating. Their surface chemistry is described along with functionalisation routes and applications in catalysis and adsorbency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Performance Materials from Bio-based Feedstocks
EditorsAndrew J. Hunt, Nontipa Supanchaiyamat, Kaewta Jetsrisuparb, Jesper T. N. Knijnenburg
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781119655749
ISBN (Print)9781119655626
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2022

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  • Adsorption
  • Carbonaceous materials
  • Catalysis
  • Functionalisation
  • Mesoporous
  • Polysaccharide

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