Surface modification of activated carbon and fullerene black by Diels-Alder reaction

Mihály T. Beck, Géza Mándy, Szilvia Papp, Imre Dékány

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Activated carbon and fullerene black react with cyclopentadiene at room temperature or slightly elevated temperature. At higher temperature a retro-Diels-Alder reaction takes place. The reaction with the diene and the retro-Diels-Alder reaction could be repeated. As a consequence of the reaction with cyclopentadiene or other suitable dienes and the retro reaction, the surface structure of different carbons changed considerably. The surface area of micropores on fullerene black was much higher than for the original sample. The influence on the surface area of porosity is reported for two different types of carbon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004



  • Activated carbons
  • Adsorption properties
  • Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area
  • Surface treatment
  • X-ray scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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