Herein we report a microwave assisted, fungal (Ganoderma lucidum) extract mediated synthesis of noble metal decorated reduced graphene oxide(r-GO). The carbon to oxygen ratio increased from 1.46 in GO to 2.72 in r-GO. The electron rate transfer capabilities of Pt, Pd, Ru, Pt−Pd and Pt−Ru decorated r-GO were tested in ferri-ferro coupling reaction. Excellent electrochemical behaviour were observed in their ability to oxidize hydrazine, reduce H2O2, as well as oxygen reduction in alkaline medium and hydrogen evolution in acidic medium. These reactions represent diverse applications in energy production, storage, electrochemical sensing and electro catalysis, thus the method presented here can be quite useful in diverse applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ganoderma lucidum
- Metal doped graphene oxide
- fungal extract