Ashokkumar, Meiyazhagan and Narayanan, Narayanan Tharangattu and Reddy, Arava Leela Mohana and Gupta, Bipin Kumar and Chandrasekaran, Bangaru and Talapatra, Saikat and Ajayan, Pulickel M. and Thanikaivelan, Palanisamy (2012) Transforming collagen wastes into doped nanocarbons for sustainable energy applications. Green Chemistry, 14 (6). pp. 1689-1695. ISSN 1463-9262

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Leather industry produces huge quantities of bio-waste that can be used as raw material for the bulk synthesis of carbonaceous materials. Here we report the synthesis of multifunctional carbon nanostructures from pristine collagen wastes by a simple high temperature treatment. Our studies reveal that the nanocarbons derived from the bio-waste have a partially graphitized structure with onion-like morphology and are naturally doped with nitrogen and oxygen, resulting in multifunctional properties. This synthetic route from bio-waste raw material provides a cost-effective alternative to existing chemical vapor deposition methods for the synthesis of functional nanocarbon materials and presents a sustainable approach to tailor nanocarbons for applications such as battery electrodes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Royal Society of Chemistry.
Subjects: Chemistry
Food Science & Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 08:09
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 08:09

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