High-level supercapacitive performance of chemically reduced graphene oxide

TitleHigh-level supercapacitive performance of chemically reduced graphene oxide
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsJha, PKumar, Singh, SKumar, Kumar, V, Rana, S, Kurungot, S, Ballav, N
Date PublishedNOV
Type of ArticleArticle
AbstractReduction of graphene oxide (GO) is an important process because it holds promise for the production of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) with physicochemical properties similar to those of pristine graphene. In conventional chemical reduction, strong reducing agents, such as sodium borohydride and hydrazine, cannot be recycled. Also, fast reaction kinetics bring an imbalance in the desirable properties of rGO. Here, we present one-pot chemical reduction of GO in aqueous medium by an unconventional mild reducing agent (FeCl2/HCl) where rGOis isolated as the precipitate and the reducing agent is recycled upon simple treatment of the filtrate with HCl. The fabricated all-solid-state supercapacitors of as-synthesized rGO exhibited significantly higher specific capacitance than those obtained with rGO derived from conventional reducing agents. The cycling stability of the all-solid-state supercapacitor (> 80% retention of capacitance beyond 100,000 continued cycles) and its flexibility (> 500 bending cycles) were remarkable. Use of commercially available organic electrolyte further boosted the supercapacitor performance.
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
Impact Factor (IF)Not Available
Divison category: 
Physical and Materials Chemistry

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