Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 185–191 | Cite as

A facile and environmentally friendly biomass-assisted stӧber method to fabricate dispersed carbon nanospheres

  • Hui Xie
  • Jing Chong
  • Yong TianEmail author
  • Xiufang WangEmail author


Mesoporous carbon nanospheres (MCs) with high dispersity, specific surface area (~ 1045 m2/g) and large pore volume (0.92 cm3/g) were fabricated through a facile biomass-assisted stӧber method. In this process, tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) not only acted as a pore-forming agent but also as a dispersant to reduce the cross-linking of particles, which has never been reported before. Inspiringly, the particle morphologies and mesoporous structures of the obtained MCs could be facilely tuned by varying the NH3·H2O concentration. Compared with previously reported method, the present strategy affords a convenient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly biomass-assisted stӧber method as well as proposes a possible route to prepare spherical carbon nanoparticles with mesoporous structures.


Mesoporous carbon nanospheres Ammonia Drug release 



The Planned Project of Science and Technology of Guangzhou City (201707010131), the Project for Innovation and Strengthen University of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (2016KZDXM040, 2015cxqx213), and 2018 Guangdong University Student Science and Technology Innovation Foster Special Fund “Climbing Plan” Project (pdjh2018b0264) are acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong Engineering & Technology Research Center of Topic Precise Drug Delivery System, School of PharmacyGuangdong Pharmaceutical UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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