A Hybrid Anion for Ionic Liquid and Battery Electrolyte Applications: Half Triflamide, Half Carbonate

Kaitlyn E. Gunderson-Briggs, Thomas Rüther, Adam S. Best, Mega Kar, Craig Forsyth, Ekaterina I. Izgorodiana, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Anthony F. Hollenkamp

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The synthesis of a new imide type anion, methylcarbonate(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (MCTFSI) is described and the physicochemical properties of its sodium and N-butyl-N-methyl pyrrolidinium salts as well as structural information obtained by X-ray diffraction studies of the sodium salt are discussed in terms of charge delocalisation, coordination chemistry and electrochemical behaviour with respect to the analogous imdides bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (TFSI) and bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (FSI). The insight obtained from studying the new anion informs and reemphasizes the concept of weakly coordinating anions and coordination chemistry in designing electrolyte salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4390-4394
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019


  • anions
  • batteries
  • coordination chemistry
  • ionic liquids
  • N,O ligands

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