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Facile Green Synthesis of BCN Nanosheets as High-Performance Electrode Material for Electrochemical Energy Storage

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  • Indrapal Karbhal
  • Rami Reddy Devarapalli
  • Joyashish Debgupta
  • Vijayamohanan K. Pillai
  • Pulickel M. Ajayan
  • Manjusha V. Shelke


Publication details

JournalChemistry - A European Journal
DatePublished - 17 May 2016
Issue number21
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)7134-7140
Original languageEnglish


Two-dimensional hexagonal boron carbon nitride (BCN) nanosheets (NSs) were synthesized by new approach in which a mixture of glucose and an adduct of boric acid (H3BO3) and urea (NH2CONH2) is heated at 900 °C. The method is green, scalable and gives a high yield of BCN NSs with average size of about 1 μm and thickness of about 13 nm. Structural characterization of the as-synthesized material was carried out by several techniques, and its energy-storage properties were evaluated electrochemically. The material showed excellent capacitive behaviour with a specific capacitance as high as 244 F g-1 at a current density of 1 A g-1. The material retains up to 96 % of its initial capacity after 3000 cycles at a current density of 5 A g-1.

    Research areas

  • boron, doping, electrochemistry, nanoparticles, nitrides

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