Phosphonium ionic liquids for advanced lithium energy storage systems

  • Macfarlane, Douglas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Forsyth, Maria (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Howlett, Patrick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pas, Ekaterina (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Robertson, Allan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will develop new high performance electrolytes based on phosphonium ionic liquids which will enable greater safety, longer life and higher voltage in lithium battery technologies. Cytec is the leading manufacturer of phosphonium ionic liquids in the world and we will be designing and developing new advanced forms of this family of ionic liquids specifically for lithium battery applications. The lithium battery technologies are an important component of developing sustainable energy options including various forms of electric and hybrid vehicles and stationary renewable energy storage.
Effective start/end date1/07/1221/11/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$330,000.00
  • Cytec Industries Inc.: A$150,000.00