Solid-Liquid Lithium Electrolyte Nanocomposites Derived from Porous Molecular Cages

Aaron Petronico, Timothy P. Moneypenny, Bruno G. Nicolau, Jeffrey S. Moore, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Andrew A. Gewirth

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Abstract

We demonstrate that solid-liquid nanocomposites derived from porous organic cages are effective lithium ion electrolytes at room temperature. A solid-liquid electrolyte nanocomposite (SLEN) fabricated from a LiTFSI/DME electrolyte system and a porous organic cage exhibits ionic conductivity on the order of 1 × 10-3 S cm-1. With an experimentally measured activation barrier of 0.16 eV, this composite is characterized as a superionic conductor. Furthermore, the SLEN displays excellent oxidative stability up to 4.7 V vs Li/Li+. This simple three-component system enables the rational design of electrolytes from tunable discrete molecular architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7504-7509
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume140
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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