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Review on Carbon/Polyaniline Hybrids: Design and Synthesis for Supercapacitor

School of Environment and Material Engineering, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, China
College of Nuclear Equipment and Nuclear Engineering, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, China
Shandong Institute for Food and Drug Control, Jinan 250101, China
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Academic Editors: Deepak P. Dubal, Yuping Wu and Rudolf Holze
Molecules 2019, 24(12), 2263;
Received: 29 May 2019 / Revised: 14 June 2019 / Accepted: 16 June 2019 / Published: 18 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrode Materials and Electrolytes in Supercapacitors)
Polyaniline has been widely used in high-performance pseudocapacitors, due to its low cost, easy synthesis, and high theoretical specific capacitance. However, the poor mechanical properties of polyaniline restrict its further development. Compared with polyaniline, functionalized carbon materials have excellent physical and chemical properties, such as porous structures, excellent specific surface area, good conductivity, and accessibility to active sites. However, it should not be neglected that the specific capacity of carbon materials is usually unsatisfactory. There is an effective strategy to combine carbon materials with polyaniline by a hybridization approach to achieve a positive synergistic effect. After that, the energy storage performance of carbon/polyaniline hybridization material has been significantly improved, making it a promising and important electrode material for supercapacitors. To date, significant progress has been made in the synthesis of various carbon/polyaniline binary composite electrode materials. In this review, the corresponding properties and applications of polyaniline and carbon hybrid materials in the energy storage field are briefly reviewed. According to the classification of different types of functionalized carbon materials, this article focuses on the recent progress in carbon/polyaniline hybrid materials, and further analyzes their corresponding properties to provide guidance for the design, synthesis, and component optimization for high-performance supercapacitors. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyaniline; carbon material; composites; supercapacitors polyaniline; carbon material; composites; supercapacitors
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Wang, X.; Wu, D.; Song, X.; Du, W.; Zhao, X.; Zhang, D. Review on Carbon/Polyaniline Hybrids: Design and Synthesis for Supercapacitor. Molecules 2019, 24, 2263.

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