Organic radicals for the enhancement of oxygen reduction reaction in Li–O2 batteries
Scientific Highlights 30 December 2015 1769 hits
We examine for the first time the ability of inert carbon free-radicals as soluble redox mediators to catalyze and enhance the oxygen reduction reaction in a (TEGDME)-based electrolyte. We demonstrate that the tris(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)methyl (TTM) radical is capable of chemically favoring the oxygen reduction reaction improving significantly the Li–O2 battery performance.
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