Author: Muhammad Abdelhamid
Title: The Effect of Transition Metal Counter Ion on the Super Lithiation of Benzenedipropiolate Anode Material
Affiliation: Uppsala University
Nowadays, most of energy storage solutions for mobile applications are based on Li-ion technology since its commercialisation in the early 1990s. This is due to its unsurpassed gravimetric and volumetric energy density. However, the production of Li-ion batteries (LiBs) requires large amount of non-renewable resources (e.g. inorganic ores and petroleum based materials), energy, and toxic chemicals, which raise concerns about their environmental impact and resource depletion effect. As a result, research on organic battery electrode materials for organic Li-ion batteries (OLiBs) has grown with significant results. Iron(II) benzenedipropiolate is presented and investigated as a potential negative electrode material for OLiBs. This material undergoes a reversible reduction and oxidation, first, through the iron(II) ion to iron metal, and its carbonyls. Furthermore, its unsaturated carbon–carbon bonds can be reversibly reduced and oxidized leading to a 1:1 Li:C ratio.