Synthesis of mesostructured manganese phosphonate and its promising energy storage application

Peng Mei, Malay Pramanik*, Christine Young, Zhenguo Huang, Md Shahriar A. Hossain, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Mesostructured manganese phosphonate (MnP) with a uniform nanorod morphology has been prepared through an easy surfactant-mediated procedure, in which cetyltrimethylammonium bromide acts as a structure-directing agent and 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid is used as the phosphonic bridging molecule. Suitable interaction between the micelles and precursors is proved to play an essential role in the formation of a mesophase. By optimizing the reaction conditions (e.g., Mn/P ratio, pH, and aging time), a mesostructure can be realized in manganese phosphonate. Furthermore, our MnP sample shows great potential as a high-performance pseudocapacitive material due to the abundant accessible active sites and rapid ion/electron transportation arising from the unique mesostructural architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23259-23266
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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