The effect of lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI) on the oxygen redox reaction (ORR) in several pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquids (ILs) is investigated by cyclic voltammetry. The results are compared to those found with LiTFSI-tetraglyme and LiTFSI-1,3-dimethyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2(1H)-pyrimidone solutions. The effect of the addition of tris(pentafluorophenyl) borane (TPFPB) to IL-LiTFSI solutions is also investigated. The results demonstrate that the presence of 0.1 M Li+ renders the ORR similar in the investigated ILs, lowers the reduction voltammetric currents and makes ORR electrochemically irreversible. The addition of TPFPB to IL-TFSI solutions favours the solubility of oxygen-based products of Li+ and should positively affect the performance of IL-based lithium-air batteries.

Effect of lithium ions on oxygen reduction in ionic liquid-based electrolytes

DE GIORGIO, FRANCESCA;SOAVI, FRANCESCA;MASTRAGOSTINO, MARINA
2011

Abstract

The effect of lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI) on the oxygen redox reaction (ORR) in several pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquids (ILs) is investigated by cyclic voltammetry. The results are compared to those found with LiTFSI-tetraglyme and LiTFSI-1,3-dimethyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2(1H)-pyrimidone solutions. The effect of the addition of tris(pentafluorophenyl) borane (TPFPB) to IL-LiTFSI solutions is also investigated. The results demonstrate that the presence of 0.1 M Li+ renders the ORR similar in the investigated ILs, lowers the reduction voltammetric currents and makes ORR electrochemically irreversible. The addition of TPFPB to IL-TFSI solutions favours the solubility of oxygen-based products of Li+ and should positively affect the performance of IL-based lithium-air batteries.
F. De Giorgio; F. Soavi; M. Mastragostino
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