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Si Zheng, Jianwei Zhang, Hongbing Deng, Yumin Du, Xiaowen Shi. Chitin derived nitrogen-doped porous carbons with ultrahigh specific surface area and tailored hierarchical porosity for high performance supercapacitors[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.002
Citation: Si Zheng, Jianwei Zhang, Hongbing Deng, Yumin Du, Xiaowen Shi. Chitin derived nitrogen-doped porous carbons with ultrahigh specific surface area and tailored hierarchical porosity for high performance supercapacitors[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.002

Chitin derived nitrogen-doped porous carbons with ultrahigh specific surface area and tailored hierarchical porosity for high performance supercapacitors

doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.002
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail address: shixw@whu.edu.cn (X. Shi)
  • Received Date: 2020-09-10
  • Accepted Date: 2020-11-14
  • Rev Recd Date: 2020-11-08
  • In this study, we report the fabrication of nitrogen rich activated nanosized carbon with hierarchical micro/mesoporous and ultrahigh specific surface area by template-free and one-step carbonization-activation method, which greatly simplified the process and avoided the waste of reagents. Chitin nanoparticles were prepared by a mechanical induced sol-gel transition process in NaOH/Urea solvent and a subsequent carbonization utilizing NaOH for activation and urea for N doping, resulting in activated carbon (ACNC-800) with extraordinary specific surface area (2631 m2/g) and high nitrogen content (7.1%). Further characterization and electrochemical tests demonstrate high electrochemical performance of the activated nanocarbon. Under the current density of 0.5 A/g, the specific capacitance of the three-electrode system is 245 F/g and that of the two-electrode system is 227 F/g. The assembled capacitors exhibit superior rate performance and good cycle stability (98% capacitance retention after 10000 charge-discharge cycles). This work introduces a simple and efficient strategy to prepare N-doped carbon with hierarchical porosity applied to high performance supercapacitors.


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