Recent advancement of metal phthalocyanine as electrode material in supercapacitor applications

Author(s)

Madhupriya Samanta, Uttam Kumar Ghorai, Promita Howli, Moumita Mukherjee and Kalyan Kumar Chattopadhyay

Author affiliation

School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India
Thin Film & Nanoscience Laboratory, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India
Department of Industrial Chemistry & Swami Vivekananda Research Center, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah 711202, India
Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, India

Abstract

In this work, two dimensional nanostructures like Zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) nanoflakes are synthesized by low temperature surfactant assisted hydrothermal route. ZnPc nanoflakes exhibit areal capacitance 486.4 mF/cm2 at current density 2.4 mA/cm2 and also very good cycling stability of ~96% capacitance retention and ~99% coulombic efficiency even after 2000 cycles. These results promote ZnPc nanoflakes as the electrode material of supercapacitor applications.

Keywords

Hydrothermal; nanoflakes; supercapacitor