Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 18, pp 6035–6045 | Cite as

A study on the carbon soot derived from the wood combustion and on the relative alkali-extractable fraction

  • A. ArraisEmail author
  • E. Diana
  • E. Boccaleri


In this experimental study, waste particulate of domestic flame combustion of wooden matters have been reacted according to a direct mild-condition reductive-oxidative chemical synthesis. Water-soluble graphenic and polycyclic aromatic frameworks have been extracted from graphitized carbon residues. Products have been recovered by elemental carbon contented in both fly and bottom combustion particulate. Their pH-sensitive behavior in aqueous solutions has been elucidated. Products and reactant substrates have been spectroscopically characterized by mean of solid state vibrational FT-IR and Raman, UV-VIS, XRD, solution 1H and 13C NMR, SEM-EDX and MALDI-TOF MS techniques. Discussion upon the reactivity of flame carbon residues of wooden matters is reported, in comparison to the reactivity displayed by other graphenic structures, according to the reported synthetic protocol.


Humic Acid Flame Combustion Wood Combustion Wood Matter Carbon Matter 



Fund grant (FIRB) from the Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca is courteously acknowledged. Authors are grateful to Dr. Simonetta Geninatti Crich and to Dr. Davide Corpillo (Dept. Chimica I.F.M., University of Turin), for the performing of 13C-NMR and MALDI-TOF MS spectra. Ing. Dario Pezzini (Poli@l CS2M2, Politecnico of Turin, Alessandria campus) is acknowledged for helpful assistance in SEM-EDX measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Fisica e Chimica dei MaterialiUniversità degli Studi di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie AvanzateUniversità del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”AlessandriaItaly

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