We report here the characterization of Li battery electrolytes based upon the N -butyl- N -methylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide ionic liquid (PY14FSI) with lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI) as a support salt. These electrolytes show low viscosity relative to other pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquids (ILs) and corresponding higher onductivity at subambient temperatures. The melting point of the IL decreases with the addition of LiFSI and concentrated samples remain totally amorphous. The electrolytes exhibit decreased thermal stability and increased parasitic cathodic reactions with increasing LiFSI fraction relative to the pure IL, probably due to a higher impurity level for the commercial LiFSI. Despite this, the electrolytes have excellent lithium cycling behavior at 20°C. © 2009 The Electrochemical Society.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry
Paillard, E., Zhou, Q., Henderson, W. A., Appetecchi, G. B., Montanino, M., & Passerini, S. (2009). Electrochemical and physicochemical properties of PY. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 156(11), -. https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3208048