A rechargeable battery based on hydrophilic radical polymer electrode and its green assessment

K. Koshika, M. Kitajima, K. Oyaizu, H. Nishide

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A hydrophilic radical polymer electrode-based rechargeable battery was designed along the concept of green chemistry. A hydrophilic radical polymer, poly(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyloxy-4-yl vinylether), was synthesized as an electrode-active material; its battery demonstrated a high charging-discharging rate and long cycle life. The combination of the hydrophilic polymer electrode and an aqueous electrolyte for the battery fabrication was expected to provide safety improvements such as a low ignition risk besides the high battery performance. The green characteristics were studied using the "i-Messe," an evaluation method proposed by the committee of the Green Sustainable Chemistry Network, Japan. The electrode-active polymer was evaluated for substantial improvements in disaster safety and health safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1



  • Aqueous electrolyte
  • Radical polymer
  • Redox polymer
  • Safety assessment
  • Secondary battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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