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Eco-Friendly Supercapacitors Based on Biodegradable Poly(3-Hydroxy-Butyrate) and Ionic Liquids

Authors
  • Migliorini, Lorenzo1
  • Santaniello, Tommaso1
  • Borghi, Francesca1
  • Saettone, Paolo2
  • Comes Franchini, Mauro2, 3
  • Generali, Gianluca2
  • Milani, Paolo1
  • 1 (F.B.)
  • 2 (G.G.)
  • 3 Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nanomaterials
Publisher
MDPI AG
Publication Date
Oct 19, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/nano10102062
PMID: 33086532
PMCID: PMC7603249
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The interest for biodegradable electronic devices is rapidly increasing for application in the field of wearable electronics, precision agriculture, biomedicine, and environmental monitoring. Energy storage devices integrated on polymeric substrates are of particular interest to enable the large-scale on field use of complex devices. This work presents a novel class of eco-friendly supercapacitors based on biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrrate) PHB, ionic liquids, and cluster-assembled gold electrodes. By electrochemical characterization, we demonstrate the possibility of tuning the supercapacitor energetic performance according to the type and amount of the ionic liquid employed. Our devices based on hydrophobic plastic materials are stable under cyclic operation and resistant to moisture exposure.

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