Self-Templated Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon from Carbon Tetrachloride Precursor for Supercapacitor Electrodes

Duihai Tang, Shi Hu, Fang Dai, Ran Yi, Mikhail L. Gordin, Shuru Chen, Jiangxuan Song, Donghai Wang

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Abstract

A high-surface-area mesoporous carbon material has been synthesized using a self-templating approach via reduction of carbon tetrachloride by sodium potassium alloy. The advantage is the reduction-generated salt templates can be easily removed with just water. The produced mesoporous carbon has a high surface area and a narrow pore size distribution. When used as a supercapacitor electrode, this material exhibits a high specific capacitance (259 F g-1) and excellent cycling performance (>92% capacitance retention for 6000 cycles).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6779-6783
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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