A non-graphitic carbon
which upon graphitization heat treatment
converts into graphitic carbon
If it is preferred to define the characterizable state of material instead of its
behaviour during subsequent treatment, the term 'pregraphitic carbon' could be considered.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473
(Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 493
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