Influence of KMnO4 oxidation on the electrochemical performance of pitch-based activated carbons

Influence of KMnO4 oxidation on the electrochemical performance of pitch-based activated carbons In this work, activated carbons (ACs) are obtained from petroleum pitch by the combination of a chemical treatment with different potassium permanganate (KMnO4) amounts, i.e., 0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g, and a chemical activation with KOH at a constant KOH/pitch ratio of 3/1. The effects of the chemical activating agent on the surface morphology and porosity are evaluated with scanning electron microscopy and N2 adsorption isotherms at 77 K, respectively. The specific surface area of the pitch-based ACs is increased with increasing the amount of KMnO4 pre-treatment and showed the highest value of 2,334 m2 g−1 at 2 g of KMnO4 amount. The electrochemical performance of AC electrodes is examined by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge characteristics in 6 M KOH electrolyte. Among the prepared ACs, 2.0 K-ACs possesses a specific capacitance as high as 237 F g−1 and showed excellent electrochemical performance due to its suitable porous structure and low interface resistance. Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Influence of KMnO4 oxidation on the electrochemical performance of pitch-based activated carbons

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Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
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