Sustainable synthesis of N and P co-doped porous amorphous carbon using oil seed processing wastes

Lakhya Konwar, Yasuhito Sugano, Rahul Singh Chutia, Andrey Shchukarev, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Rupam Kataki, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola

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A facile approach for the sustainable synthesis of amorphous carbons co-doped with N and P (NC) was demonstrated using inexpensive protein rich wastes and H3PO4 as precursors. The prepared NC materials exhibited high degree of aromatization, porosity (specific surface area 435–915 m2/g, pore volume 0.34–0.66 cm3/g) and nitrogen doping levels of 3.4–9.8 at%, depending on intrinsic properties of precursor and synthesis conditions. The materials exhibited electro-catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline electrolytes.
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Pages (from-to)145–148
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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