Ionic liquid electrolytes for reversible magnesium electrochemistry

Mega Kar, Zheng Ma, Luis Miguel Azofra, Kun Chen, Maria Forsyth, Douglas Macfarlane

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Mg has great potential as the basis for a safe, low cost energy storage technology, however, cycling of magnesium is difficult to achieve in most electrolytes. We demonstrate cycling of Mg from a novel alkoxyammonium ionic liquid. DFT calculations highlight the role that Mg coordination with [BH4]- ions plays in the mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4033-4036
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016

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