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Aminopyrene Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide as a Supercapacitor Electrode

Ellie Yi, Lih Teo and Hong, Ngee Lim and Rajan, Jose and K. F., Chong (2015) Aminopyrene Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide as a Supercapacitor Electrode. RSC Advances, 5 (48). pp. 38111-38116. ISSN 2046-2069

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In this work, we report on the structural and electrochemical properties of aminopyrene functionalized reduced graphene oxide (Ap-rGO) for its suitability as a supercapacitor electrode. The Ap-rGO is prepared by sonicating a suspension of rGO with aminopyrene and the filtered sediment is subjected to spectroscopy studies and electrochemical studies. Spectroscopy studies reveal the successful functionalization of aminopyrene onto Ap-rGO through π–π interactions. Electrochemical analyses of Ap-rGO show a substantial increase in the specific capacitance for Ap-rGO (160 F g−1 at 5 mV s−1) compared to the non-functionalized rGO (118 F g−1 at 5 mV s−1). The enhancement is shown to be the pseudocapacitance arising from the electron donating effect of the amine group and the electron accepting effect of rGO, which enable facile electron transfer between the surface-bound amine group and rGO. The Ap-rGO has desirable charge storage properties such as low series resistance (0.4 Ω) and superior cycling stability (85% after 5000 cycles). Furthermore, the Ap-rGO has 1.5 fold higher energy density than the non-functionalized rGO electrode, thereby making it suitable as a deployable supercapacitor electrode.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fine & SpecialtyChemicals; Aminopyrene; Supercapacitor electrode
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 03:10
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 01:57
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