High surface area nanoporous carbon derived from high quality jute from Bangladesh

TitleHigh surface area nanoporous carbon derived from high quality jute from Bangladesh
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKhan, JHossain, Lin, J, Young, C, Matsagar, BM, Wu, KCW, Dhepe, PL, Islam, MTofazzal, Rahman, MMahbubur, Shrestha, LKumar, Alshehri, SM, Ahamad, T, Salunkhe, RR, Kumar, NAshok, Martin, DJ, Yamauchi, Y, Hossain, MShahriar A
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Date PublishedSEP
Type of ArticleArticle
KeywordsAdsorbents, Graphitization, Jute, Nanoporous carbons, porous materials

We report an economically viable and environment-friendly strategy for the preparation of nanoporous carbon (NC) from jute which is one of the most abundant natural fibers produced in Bangladesh and some South Asian countries. Nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy, and scanning/transmission electron microscopy were performed to characterize the obtained NC. Three different types of jute-derived NCs have been synthesized at three different temperatures, 700 degrees C, 800 degrees C and 900 degrees C. The NC prepared at 800 degrees C resulted in a high surface area (981 m(2) g(-2)) and was associated with the retention of the original fibrous shapes. This study shows a promising future for jute as a natural precursor for NCs for a myriad of applications ranging from water purification to gas separation to energy conversion and storage.

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Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry