Abstract

A facile method to prepare the nanoporous and graphene-like carbon material from a natural silk fiber was developed by a potassium intercalation and carbonization procedure. The as-synthesized graphene-like fiber was employed for oxygen reduction reaction and exhibited impressive electrocatalytic activity.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Carbonization; Electrolytic Reduction; Silk; Carbon Material; Carbonization Procedures; Electrocatalytic Activity; Facile Method; Graphene Likes; Nano-Porous; Natural Silk; Oxygen Reduction Reaction; Graphene; Carbon; Oxygen; Reduction

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2046-2069

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Accepted Manuscript

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.

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