Title: Characterization of carbon materials
Chairman: H.P. Boehm
Cannon, D.D. Edie,
P. Ehrburger, W.
Hellemans, M. Inagaki,
J. Lahaye, C.A.
Leon y Leon, A. Lizzio,
B. McEnaney, I.
Mochida, J.W. Patrick,
N. Pollack, B.
Rand, and F.
Remarks: re-initiation of project 232/1/91 - Characterization
of Carbonaceous Materials and New Carbons
Completion Date: 2006 - project abandoned
Compilation and comparison of the various national standards for
the characterization of carbon materials and their precursors.
The various standards used for the characterization of carbon
materials and precursors by different standards organizations (ASTM,
ISO, British Stand-ards, AFNOR-France, DIN-Germany, JIS-Japan) will
be collected, compiled, and compared. The project will identify standard
procedures needing updating and areas needing new standards proce-dures.
Although largely similar, the various national standards differ in
details of the measurements etc. Such differences have often a marked
influence on the characterization data. This is often cause of disagreement
in international cooperation or commerce. A compilation of the various
standards can help to recognize the causes for diverging results.
Such a compilation has been published several years ago by W.S. Horton
in Pure Appl. Chem. 1979, 51, 1561-1574.
Updating and extension of that earlier IUPAC effort to include additional
standards and technical devel-opments during the intervening two decades
The first step, collection of data from the various national standards,
is completed to a great extent.
Last Update: 8 September 2006
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