Template-free synthesis of N-doped carbon with pillared-layered pores as bifunctional materials for supercapacitor and environmental applications
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Â© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Cross-linked, N-doped, pillared-layered porous carbons (NCs) were prepared via a one-pot, template-free pyrolysis process at 600 (NC600), 700 (NC700) and 800Â Â°C (NC800), which have bifunctional applications in supercapacitors and environmental remediation. NC700 displays a high surface area (2118Â m 2 Â g âˆ’1 ) and a specific capacitance of 305Â FÂ g âˆ’1 Â at 0.2Â AÂ g âˆ’1 in a two-electrode setup. The maximum energy density of NC700 was 20.4Â WÂ h/kg at a power density of 139Â WÂ kg âˆ’1 and 89.1% capacitance was retained after 10000 cycles of charge-discharge at 5Â AÂ g âˆ’1 . For water remediation, NC800 displayed high adsorption capacities towards flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA, 372Â mgÂ g âˆ’1 ) and antibiotic sulfachloropyridazine (SCP, 288Â mgÂ g âˆ’1 ) solutions, while NC700 showed the most efficient SCP oxidation removal. These results suggest low-cost and green carbon materials as electrodes in flexible energy storage devices, metal-free adsorbents as well as catalysts for high efficient removal of emerging contaminants in aqueous solution.