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Chem UK Poster – Novel Biobased Materials for Separations

Chem UK Poster – Novel Biobased Materials for Separations

Novel Biobased Materials ChemUK 2022


Solid phase extraction (SPE): Starbons have been proven to remove high value active pharmaceuticals from complex mixtures such as organic natural product extract (CBD from hemp), aqueous natural product extract (UV actives from seaweed) or biological systems (water soluble chemotherapy drug from fermentation broth).

Gas capture: Starbons excel in permanent (chemisorption) trapping of toxic gases (such as ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide), and in the reversible trapping of CO2 or volatile organics (for carbon capture or environmental monitoring  respectively).


Starbons offer a “green” and highly effective processing solution. Designed with structural flexibility, they enable one-step selective separation and capture of a wide range of molecules. Starbon® mesoporous materials can be employed to separate and capture at speed with fewer processing steps, using less energy. Furthermore, they are re-usable, 100% biobased and biodegradable.

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Susan Brench, CEO

Rob McElroy, CTO

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