Hydrothermal synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbons from a biomass-derived precursor for electrochemical capacitors

Shanshan Feng, Wei Li, Jinxiu Wang, Yanfang Song, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Yongyao Xia, Dongyuan Zhao

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Here, we report the reproducible synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs) with a 2D hexagonal mesostructure via a facile hydrothermal method employing β-cyclodextrin as a renewable and environmentally-friendly carbon precursor, which gives the OMCs a high surface area and micropore surface areas, as well as an oxygenated surface. As a supercapacitor electrode, these OMCs exhibit a high specific capacitance and a high electrochemical stability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14657-14661
Number of pages5
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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