New covalent salts of the 4+ V class for Li batteries

Leszek Niedzicki , Sylvie Grugeon , Stéphane Laruelle , Patrick Judeinstein , Maria Bukowska , J. Prejzner , Przemysław Szczeciński , Władysław Wieczorek , Michel Armand


There is urgent action required for replacing LiPF6 as a solute for Li-ion batteries electrolytes. This salt, prone to highly Lewis acidic PF5 release and hydrolysis to HF is responsible for deleterious reaction on carbonate solvents, corrosion of electrode materials leading to safety problems then release to toxic chemicals. A major advantage of LiPF6 is that it passivates aluminium. Most attempts to replace LiPF6 with hydrolytically-stable salts have been unsuccessful because of Al corrosion. We present here two “Hückel” type salts, namely lithium (2-fluoroalkyl-4,5-dicyano-imidazolate); fluoroalkyle = CF3 (TDI), C2F5 (PDI) with high charge delocalization. These thermally stable salts give both appreciably conductive solutions in EC/DMC (\>6 mS cm−1 at 20 °C) with a lower decrease with temperature than LiPF6. Non fluorinated lithium (4,5-dicyano-1,2,3-triazolate) is comparatively less than half as conductive. The lithium transference number T+ measured by PFG-NMR is also higher. Voltammetry scans with either platinum or aluminium electrodes show an oxidation wall at 4.6 V versus Li+:Li°. These two salts are thus the first examples of strictly covalent, non-corroding salts allowing 4+ V electrode material operation. This is demonstrated with experimental Li/LiMn2O4 cells as beyond the third cycles, the fade of the three electrolytes were quasi-identical, though LiPF6 had a sharper initial decrease.
Author Leszek Niedzicki (FC / CICSST)
Leszek Niedzicki,,
- Chair Of Inorganic Chemistry And Solid State Technology
, Sylvie Grugeon - [Université de Picardie Jules Verne]
Sylvie Grugeon,,
, Stéphane Laruelle - [Université de Picardie Jules Verne]
Stéphane Laruelle,,
, Patrick Judeinstein - [Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay]
Patrick Judeinstein,,
, Maria Bukowska (FCEMP / ICEn)
Maria Bukowska,,
- Insitute of Civil Engineering
, J. Prejzner - [Warsaw University of Technology (PW), MNiSW [80]]
J. Prejzner,,
- Politechnika Warszawska
, Przemysław Szczeciński (FC / DOC)
Przemysław Szczeciński,,
- Department Of Organic Chemistry
, Władysław Wieczorek (FC / CICSST)
Władysław Wieczorek,,
- Chair Of Inorganic Chemistry And Solid State Technology
, Michel Armand - [Université de Picardie Jules Verne]
Michel Armand,,
Journal seriesJournal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2011
Keywords in EnglishHückel anion, Li-ion battery, Lithium salt, Nonaqueous electrolyte
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 2102 Energy Engineering and Power Technology; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 53; WoS Citations = 53; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 2.159; WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 4.951 (2) - 2011=5.006 (5)
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