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Durability and narrow pore size distribution (PSD) of carbons fabricated from Salix viminalis wood

Jerzy Łukaszewicz1 / Krzysztof Zieliński1

Faculty of Chemistry, Nicholas Copernicus University, ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland1

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Citation Information: Chemical and Process Engineering. Volume 32, Issue 3, Pages 195–201, ISSN (Print) 0208-6425, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10176-011-0015-5, October 2011

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Durability and narrow pore size distribution (PSD) of carbons fabricated from Salix viminalis wood

Microporous carbon molecular sieves of extremely narrow pore size distribution were obtained by carbonization of a novel raw material (Salix viminalis). The precursor is inexpensive and widely accessible. The pore capacity and specific surface area are upgradable by H3PO4 treatment without significant change of narrowed PSD. The dominating pore size indicates that these molecular sieves are a potential competitor to other nanoporous materials such as opened and purified carbon nanotubes.

Keywords: Salix viminalis; carbon molecular sieves; specific surface and pore structure; wooden charcoal; activated carbon

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