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Carbon meringues derived from flavonoid tannins

This article investigated new macro-cellular carbons, called carbon meringues, formed by whipping an aqueous solution of tannin until liquid foam is obtained. Carbon meringues were fully investigated, and thermal conductivity was analyzed using a transient plane source method. Thermal conductivity of carbon meringues was found to be slightly higher than that of tannin-based CVC foams of low density. Carbon meringues maintained higher mechanical strength in the same range of density....

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Emulsion-templated porous carbon monoliths derived from tannins

The authors have prepared highly porous, monolithic, carbon polymerised high internal phase emulsions (carboHIPEs) using tannins as the base material. This material was considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly carboHIPEs to have been prepared based on the fact that it is almost entirely composed of plant-derived chemicals. It was determined that in terms of porosity and mechanical properties, these carboHIPEs compared well with others that had been ...

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A new method for preparing tannin-based foams

The authors present a novel method for the preparation of highly porous tannin-based meringues by shear mechanical mixing of tannin, hexamine, and Kolliphore® ELP in water. The liquid foam was then cured in an oven at 85oC for 24 hours. The resultant solid foams were found to be homogeneous and they were also found to have similar thermal conductivity and other physical properties to tannin-based foams prepared by more traditional methods....

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New tannin-lignin aerogels

Tannin and lignin are organic materials that are more cost-effective than synthetic, non-renewable phenolic compounds. In this paper, tannin-lignin-formaldehyde (TLF) composites were used to synthesize thermally insulative mesoporous aerogels. A thermal analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of two TLF samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the TLF aerogels had better thermal insulation properties than any other organic aerogels reported in the literature, and were well ...

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Lignin-phenol-formaldehyde aerogels and cryogels

Lignin and phenol are inexpensive naturally derived resources that can be used to produce cost-effective organic gels. This paper aimed to examine the thermal properties of insulative organic aerogels and cryogels made from lignin and phenol. A thermal analyzer (TPS) measured the thermal conductivity of the gels using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that, as expected, thermal conductivity increased with bulk density. Cryogels were found to be ...

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