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Ionic conductivity of bis(2-cyanoethyl) ether-lithium salt and poly(propylether imine)-lithium salt liquid electrolytes

Das, Supti and Suresh, Bagul R and Jayaraman, N and Bhattacharyya, Aninda J (2012) Ionic conductivity of bis(2-cyanoethyl) ether-lithium salt and poly(propylether imine)-lithium salt liquid electrolytes. In: JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH, 19 (8).

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We report here a multiple-nitrile based lithium-salt liquid electrolyte. The ionic conductivity of poly (propyl ether imine) (abbreviated as PETIM) lithium salt dendrimer liquid electrolyte was observed to be a function of dendrimer generation number, n=0 (monomer)-3. While the highest room temperature ionic conductivity value (similar to 10(-1) Sm-1) was recorded for the bis-2cyanoethyl ether monomer (i.e. zeroth generation; G(0)-CN), conductivity decreased progressively to lower values (similar to 10(-3) Sm-1) with increase in generation number (G(1)-CN -> G(3)-CN). The G(0)-CN and higher dendrimer generations showed high thermal stability (approximate to 150 to 200 degrees C), low moisture sensitivity and tunable viscosity (similar to 10(-2) (G(0)-CN) to 3 (G(3)-CN) Pa s). The linker ether group was found to be crucial for ion transport and also eliminated a large number of detrimental features, chiefly moisture sensitivity, chemical instability associated typically with prevalent molecular liquid solvents. Based on the combination of several beneficial physicochemical properties, we presently envisage that the PETIM dendrimers especially the G(0)-CN electrolytes hold promise as electrolytes in electrochemical devices such as lithium-ion batteries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SPRINGER
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Springer
Keywords: Dendrimer; Liquid electrolytes; Ionic conductivity; Viscosity; Lithium-ion battery
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 07:56
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 07:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45016

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