Amidinium salts: towards enabling electrochemistry in non-polar media from alkanes to ionic liquids

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.06.015
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TypeArticle
Journal titleElectrochemistry Communications
ISSN1388-2481
Volume18
Pages112115
Subjectamidinium salts; non-polar media; hydrophobic ionic liquids; hydrophobic electrolytes; alkanes; charge delocalization
AbstractThere is little known about electrochemical behavior in non-polar media due to lack of compatible, hydrophobic salts. In this work, this difficult challenge has been overcome by following a strategy based on designing and synthesizing a novel family of organic salts with highly-delocalized cations and anions. The salts are based on the amidinium cation with highly-delocalized positive charge and long alkyl groups that enable good miscibility in heptane, an archetypical, non-polar media, while being hydrophobic, room-temperature ionic liquids. The electrolyte solutions show ionic conductivities that span the range 10− 11–10− 4 S cm− 1 and electrochemical activity which enable their application as antistatic agents and also as new type of hydrophobic electrolytes in various electrochemical devices.
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PublisherElsevier
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationEnergy, Mining and Environment; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23002185
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