Redox-active radical polymers for a totally organic rechargeable battery

Takeo Suga, Hiroyuki Nishide

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"Radical polymers" bearing a high density of unpaired electrons in a pendant, non-conjugated fashion on each repeating unit were utilized as cathode- and anode-active materials in a totally organic-based rechargeable battery. Careful molecular design of radical polymers such as nitroxide and galvinoxyl derivatives produced remarkably stable p- and n-type redox couples, which provided three different battery configurations. The power-rate performance of these cells was excellent (360 C rate, 10 sec charge/discharge), as a result of the rapid redox process of the organic radical moieties in the amorphous polymer layer. Organic polymer-based electrodes also allowed their utilization to a flexible, paper-like, and transparent rechargeable energy-storage device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymers for Energy Storage and Delivery
Subtitle of host publicationPolyelectrolytes for Batteries and Fuel Cells
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780841226319
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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