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Catalytic Supports and Base Catalysis

Catalytic Supports and Base Catalysis

By adjusting the temperature at which the carbonisation is carried out, a continuum of Starbon® materials may be prepared with controlled bulk and surface structures.

This process provides the opportunity to produce a whole range of mesoporous materials, including amorphous oxygen-containing carbons, that have many applications including catalytic supports.

The ability to adjust the surface properties including energies, hydrophobicity, micropore to mesopore ratio and surface functionality make Starbon® materials ideal candidates for both modification and use as catalytic supports.

Starbon® base catalysts have demonstrated promise in Knoevenagel condensations with conversions of up to 87%.

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Susan Brench, CEO

Rob McElroy, CTO

Starbons Ltd
The Catalyst
Baird Lane, Heslington East
United Kingdom
YO10 5GA