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



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Khan, J. Hossain., Lin, J., Young, C., Matsagar, B. M., Wu, K. C. W., Dhepe, P. L., Islam, M., Rahman, M. Mahbubur., Shrestha, L. Kumar., Alshehri, S. M., Ahamad, T., Salunkhe, R. R., Kumar, N. Ashok., Martin, D. J., Yamauchi, Y. & Hossain, M. A. (2018). High surface area nanoporous carbon derived from high quality jute from Bangladesh. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 216 491-495.


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 °C, 800 °C and 900 °C. The NC prepared at 800 °C resulted in a high surface area (981 m2g−1) 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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