Environmentally benign batteries based on organic radical polymers

Hiroyuki Nishide, Kenichiroh Koshika, Kenichi Oyaizu

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Abstract

A radical polymer is an aliphatic organic polymer bearing densely populated unpaired electrons in the pendant robust radical groups per repeating unit. These radicals' unpaired electrons are characterized by very fast electron-transfer reactivity, allowing reversible charging as the electrode-active materials for secondary batteries. Organic-based radical batteries have several advantages over conventional batteries, such as increased safety, adaptability to wet fabrication processes, easy disposability, and capability of fabrication from less-limited resources, which are described along the fashion of green chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1961-1970
Number of pages10
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Volume81
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Electrode-active materials
  • Functional polymers
  • Green chemistry
  • Radical molecules
  • Secondary batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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