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.
Q. Wang and R. Yanzhang and Y. Wu and H. Zhu and J. Zhang and M. Du and M. Zhang and L. Wang and X. Zhang and X. Liang, "Silk-Derived Graphene-Like Carbon with High Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction Reaction," RSC Advances, vol. 6, no. 41, pp. 34219-34224, Royal Society of Chemistry, Mar 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra07075b
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
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01 Mar 2016