One pot synthesis of Cu2O/RGO composite using mango bark extract and exploration of its electrochemical properties

Title
One pot synthesis of Cu2O/RGO composite using mango bark extract and exploration of its electrochemical properties
Authors
J. Sharath KumarMilan JanaKHANRA PARTHAPranab Samanta구혜영Naresh Chandra MurmuTapas Kuila
Issue Date
2016-02
Publisher
Electrochimica acta
Citation
VOL 193, 104
Abstract
A facile and eco-friendly approach for the simultaneous reduction of graphene oxide (GO) as well as copper acetate to prepare Cu2O decorated reduced GO (RGO) has been demonstrated. Herein, an easily available and naturally occurring mango bark (M. indica) extract has been used as the reducing agent instead of hazardous and toxic chemicals. Fourier transform infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy have been performed to confirm the removal of oxygen functional groups from the surface of GO. X-ray diffraction pattern reveals the formation of Cu2O nanoparticles (NPs). Morphological characterization was carried out using field emission scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy to confirm the decoration of RGO with Cu2O NPs. The electrocatalytic behaviour of the RGO/Cu2O composite has been carried by cyclic voltammetry and amperometric analysis. It shows the utility of the RGO/Cu2O composite as an electrochemical sensor towards H2O2 detection. The sensitivity and limit of detection for the composite are found to be 7.435 μA μM−1 & 42.35 nM, respectively. The RGO/Cu2O//RGO asymmetric supercapacitor device shows the specific capacitance (SC) of 195 F g−1 at a current density of 2 A g−1 and energy density of 37.7 Wh kg−1 with 79% retention in SC after 5000 charge-discharge cycles.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/58723
ISSN
00134686
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