Organic radicals for the enhancement of oxygen reduction reaction in Li–O2 batteries
- Scientific Highlights 30 December 2015 4220 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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