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Khan, J., Marpaung, F., Young, C., Lin, J., Islam, M., Alshehri, S. M., Ahamad, T., Alhokbany, N., Ariga, K., Shrestha, L. Kumar., Yamauchi, Y., Wu, K. C.-W., Hossain, M. A. & Kim, J. (2019). Jute-derived microporous/mesoporous carbon with ultra-high surface area using a chemical activation process. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 274 251-256.


Here, we report the synthesis of nanoporous carbons (NCs) derived from a low-cost and renewable biomass, jute, by a chemical activation process using KOH. Jute is one of the least expensive and most abundant crops, with a staggering 2.8 million metric tons of jute produced each year. In this study, we synthesize NCs from three different parts of jute fibers through a chemical activation technique using KOH. The NCs prepared from the bottom portion of the fiber show a high surface area (2682 m2g−1) with the presence of both micropores and mesopores. The ultra-high surface area of jute makes it an economically viable, environmentally friendly precursor for NCs, with a wide variety of applications from energy storage to environmental and biomedical applications.

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