Carbon spherules: Synthesis, properties and mechanistic elucidation

Vilas Ganpat Pol, Menachem Motiei, Aharon Gedanken, Jose Calderon-Moreno, Masahiro Yoshimura

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Perfect spherical morphology of non-graphitic carbon is prepared by heating mesitylene at 700 °C in a closed cell. It produced mono-dispersed, 2.5 ± 0.05 μm size carbon spherules with a smooth surface, and which have a surface area of 8 m2/g. Morphological and structural analysis of the product is carried out with TEM, HR-SEM, BET surface area, EDAX, C, H, N, S analysis, XRD, HR-TEM, ESR and Raman spectroscopy. The formation of the spherical shape of the carbon bodies is discussed on the basis of the arrangement of the disordered carbon layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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