Porous carbon produced in air: Physicochemical properties and stem cell engineering

Won Hyuk Suh, Jeung Ku Kang, Yoo Hun Suh, Matthew Tirrell, Kenneth S. Suslick, Galen D. Stucky

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A novel one-pot in situ templating method of synthesizing micro- and mesoporous carbon (spheres) in oxygenic conditions is reported. The mesoporous carbon has an extremely high surface area (over 1600 m2 g -1). We also introduce, for the first time, lactate as a source of carbon, which is relatively inexpensive and bio-friendly. To achieve this, aerosol-based methods are employed to create a mesoporous and nanostructured carbon-based material with the ultimate goal of influencing human stem cell biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2332-2338
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 24 2011


  • bionanotechnology
  • colloids
  • core/shell nanoparticles
  • hierarchical structures
  • tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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