Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 1245–1250 | Cite as

Synthesis of carbon microspheres under ambient pressure

  • Youming Wang
  • Peirong Chen
  • Yulong Zhou
  • Lifang He
  • Jian Zhang
  • Suwen Zhu
  • Beijiu Cheng


A convenient and simple method for the synthesis of carbon microspheres (CMSs) by hydrothermal procedure at very low temperature of 95 °C has been developed. This method used glucose as the precursor to prepare CMSs in the presence of hydrochloric acid under ambient pressure and greatly reduce the reaction temperature. XRD, SEM, FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy were used to characterize the as-synthesized products. The results indicated that polymerization and yield of CMSs under ambient pressure were promoted by hydrochloric acid and there were abundant of –OH and –C=O chemical groups on the surface of the as-prepared CMSs. This work should be valuable to facilitate cost-efficient conversion of biomass into bio-based products.


Carbon microspheres Ambient pressure Low temperature 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of this research by the National Natural Science Foundation young investigator grant program (Grant No.61603001), and National University Students Innovation Project of China (Grant No. 201710364011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Biomass and Energy of Education Department of Anhui ProvinceAnhui Agricultural UniversityHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of Applied Chemistry, School of ScienceAnhui Agricultural UniversityHefeiChina

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