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Polymers 2015, 7(10), 1939-1953; doi:10.3390/polym7101491

High Specific Capacitance of Polyaniline/Mesoporous Manganese Dioxide Composite Using KI-H2SO4 Electrolyte

Beijing Key Laboratory of Specialty Elastomer Composite Materials, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China
State Key Laboratory of Organic–Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
College of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China
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Academic Editor: Hsing-Lin Wang
Received: 19 July 2015 / Revised: 31 August 2015 / Accepted: 14 September 2015 / Published: 30 September 2015
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The PANI/Mesoporous MnO2 composites were prepared through a simple one step method and we introduced the KI-H2SO4 solution as the electrolyte of PANI/MnO2 composites creatively. The characterization of structure, morphology, and composition are obtained by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal gravity analysis, Raman spectra, and scanning electron microscope. The electrochemical performances were investigated by constant-current charge–discharge, the voltammetry curve, and alternating current (AC) impedance technique. The specific capacitance of composites is 1405 F/g, which is almost 10 times larger than MnO2 (158 F/g). We also find that the iodide concentration is closely related to the specific capacitance. Therefore, we explored the specific capacitance at different iodide concentration (0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, and 1 M), the results indicated that the specific capacitance reached a maximum value (1580 F/g) at 0.5 mol/L. Additionally, the PANI/Mesoporous MnO2 composites not only exhibited a good ratio discharge property (857 F/g) at high current density, but also revealed an excellent cycling stability after 500 cycles, which retained 90% of the original specific capacitance. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyaniline; mesoporous MnO2; specific capacitance; KI polyaniline; mesoporous MnO2; specific capacitance; KI

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Hu, Z.; Zu, L.; Jiang, Y.; Lian, H.; Liu, Y.; Li, Z.; Chen, F.; Wang, X.; Cui, X. High Specific Capacitance of Polyaniline/Mesoporous Manganese Dioxide Composite Using KI-H2SO4 Electrolyte. Polymers 2015, 7, 1939-1953.

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