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Boron-doped Graphene Powder, multilayer graphene doped with boron

For applications in sensors, fuel cells, supercapacitors, energy storage and batteries.

Boron-doped graphene powder is a multi-layered graphene doped with boron atoms. Boron, one of the important doping elements, can induce electron deficiency in graphene with a p-doping effect, while retaining its original sp2 hybridization and conjugated planar structure. With electronegativity of boron is smaller than that of carbon, the doping of boron to graphene can lead to a clear differentiation of electron densities on the carbon ring structure.

Boron-doped graphene powder chemical structure, CAS 7782-42-5
Boron-doped graphene powder chemical structure, CAS 7782-42-5

With a much improved electrocatalytic activity, boron-doped graphene exhibits superior oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalytic performance since electron deficient boron atoms can introduce positive charges to the graphene thus enhance the adsorption of oxygen and promote O–O cleavage during ORR. Being relatively positively charged, boron-doped graphene can also improve the adsorption of nitrogen to the surface to form B-N bonds for the reduction of nitrogen to ammonia. With a doping level of 6.2%, boron-doped graphene gained an ammonia production rate of 9.8 μg·hr-1·cm-2 and an excellent faradic efficiency of 10.8% at -0.5 V versus reversible hydrogen electrode.

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Multi-layered graphene doped with boron atoms

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Applications in sensors, fuel cells, supercapacitors, energy storage and batteries

Boron-doped graphene is also a promising anode materials for potassium-ion batteries (KIBs) with large capacity, high rate and good cycling stability performances. Maximum specific capacity of metallic B4C28 anode with a doping concentration of 12.5 at. % can reach 564 mAh/g, larger than that of most anodes for KIBs.

Strong B-C bond energy preserves the mechanical properties of graphene however the thermal conductivity of boron-doped graphene is dramatically reduced compared to pristine graphene. The incorporation of boron in graphene finds many potential applications in:

  • Sensors
  • Electrodes for batteries and supercapacitors
  • Energy storage
  • Fuel cells
  • Electrocatalytic nitrogen/oxygen reduction

General Information

CAS Number 7782-42-5
Chemical Formula C/B
Full Name Boron-doped Graphene Powder

Boron content: >11%

Carbon content: 88.9%
Form Powder
Synonyms Boron-doped Graphene Powder
Classification / Family Graphene, Doped Graphene, 2D Materials, Carbon Nanomaterials

Physical Properties

Form Powder
Layers <10 layers
Thickness 5 nm
Size 5 - 10 μm

MSDS Documentation

Boron-doped Graphene Powder MSDSBoron-doped Graphene Powder MSDS Sheet


Batch Quantity Price
M2372A1 100 mg
M2372A1 250 mg
M2372A1 500 mg £600
M2372A1 1 g £1000

Literature and Reviews

  1. Boron-doped graphene synthesis by pulsed laser co-deposition of carbon and boron, Y. Bleu et al., Appl. Surf. Sci., 513, 145843 (2020); DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145843.
  2. Boron-Doped Graphene for Electrocatalytic N2 Reduction, X. Yu et al., Joule 2, 1610–1622 (2018); DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.06.007.
  3. Growth and Electronic Structure of Boron-Doped Graphene, J. Gebhardt et al., Phys. Rev. B, 87(15), 155437 2012); DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.87.155437.
  4. Boron-Doped Graphene As Active Electrocatalyst For Oxygen Reduction Reaction At A Fuel-Cell Cathode, G. Fazio et al., J. Catal., 318, 203-210 (2014); DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2014.07.024.
  5. Boron-Doped Graphene as a Promising Anode Material for Potassium-Ion Batteries with a Large Capacity, High Rate Performance, and Good Cycling Stability, S. Gong et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 24418-24424 (2017); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07583.
  6. Boron doping of graphene–pushing the limit, V. Chaban et al., Nanoscale, 8, 15521 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/c6nr05309b.
  7. Boron-doped Graphene as Promising Anode for Na-ion Batteries, C Ling et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 10419-10424 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01045K.
  8. A microscopic view on a chemical vapour deposition route to boron-doped graphene nanostructures, M. Cattelan et al., Chem. Mater. , 25, 9, 1490–1495 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/cm302819b.
  9. Doping graphene with boron: a review of synthesis methods, physicochemical characterization, and emerging applications, S. Agnoli et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 5002-5025 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/C5TA10599D.

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