Synthesis of Two-Dimensional CoS1.097/Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanocomposites Using Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets as Precursors for Supercapacitor Application

Feifei Cao, Meiting Zhao, Yifu Yu, Bo Chen, Ying Huang, Jian Yang, Xiehong Cao, Qipeng Lu, Xiao Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang, Chaoliang Tan, Hua Zhang

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Two-dimensional (2D) metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets are attracting increasing research interest. Here, for the first time, we report the facile synthesis of 2D porphyrin paddlewheel framework-3 (PPF-3) MOF nanosheets with thickness of ca. 12-43 nm. Through the simultaneous sulfidation and carbonization of PPF-3 MOF nanosheets, we have prepared the 2D nanocomposite of CoS1.097 nanoparticles (NPs) and nitrogen-doped carbon, referred to as CoSNC, in which the CoS1.097 NPs with size of ca. 10 nm are embedded in the nitrogen-doped carbon matrix. As a proof-of-concept application, the obtained 2D CoSNC nanocomposite is used as an electrode material for a supercapacitor, which exhibits a specific capacitance of 360.1 F g-1 at a current density of 1.5 A g-1. Moreover, the composite electrode also shows high rate capability. Its specific capacitance delivered at a current density of 30.0 A g-1 retains 56.8% of the value at 1.5 A g-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6924-6927
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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