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Aminopyrene functionalized reduced graphene oxide as a supercapacitor electrode


Yi , Ellie Lih Teo and Hong, Ngee Lim and Jose, Rajan and Kwok, Feng Chong (2015) Aminopyrene functionalized reduced graphene oxide as a supercapacitor electrode. RSC Advances, 5 (4). pp. 38111-38116. ISSN 2046-2069


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA02578H
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Keywords: Graphene oxide; Supercapacitor; Electrode
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 07:17
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 07:18
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43694
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