Redox-active radical polymers for a totally organic rechargeable battery

Takeo Suga, Hiroyuki Nishide

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Abstract

"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
Pages45-53
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780841226319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1096
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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