P.G.B. is indebted to Toyota and the EPSRC for financial support.
The Lithium–Oxygen Battery with Ether-Based Electrolytes†
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 37, pages 8609–8613, September 5, 2011
How to Cite
Freunberger, S. A., Chen, Y., Drewett, N. E., Hardwick, L. J., Bardé, F. and Bruce, P. G. (2011), The Lithium–Oxygen Battery with Ether-Based Electrolytes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 8609–8613. doi: 10.1002/anie.201102357
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 10 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 2011
- side reactions
Electrolyte puts up a fight: The electrolyte is one of the greatest challenges facing the development of the non-aqueous Li–O2 battery. Although ether-based electrolytes do from Li2O2 on the first discharge, it is shown by various techniques that they also decompose and that decomposition increases while Li2O2 decreases on cycling (see picture). Thus, these electrolytes are not suitable.