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A new class of cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries: Organosulfur compounds based on sulfur-sulfur bonds

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A class of energy storage materials, organosulfur compounds with SS bonds, has been proposed as novel cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries. The cleavage and recombination of SS bonds formed during discharge and charge process are the key components for the capacity. The cathode performance of three organosulfur materials, i.e. 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMcT), poly-2,22dithiodianiline (PDTDA) and a conductive sulfur-containing material (CMS) were characterized here. Among them, DMcT compounded with polyaniline (PAn) can provide a relatively flat discharge potential at about 1.4 V vs. Mg/Mg2+. PDTDA exhibits better kinetics and electrical conductivity based on the intramolecular electrocatalytic effect of the aniline moiety on thiolate anions. CMS compounded with PAn produces stable backbones to provide electrically conducting channels and higher disulfide bond content; it exhibits nearly 120 mAh/g initial discharge capacity and good capacity retention. We expect that further improvements to the capacity and cyclability will make organosulfur compounds potential cathode materials for magnesium batteries.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Nuli, Y., Guo, Z., Liu, H. K. & Yang, J. (2007). A new class of cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries: Organosulfur compounds based on sulfur-sulfur bonds. Electrochemistry Communications, 9 (8), 1913-1917.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34447575714

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/3087

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1913

End Page


  • 1917

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 8

Abstract


  • A class of energy storage materials, organosulfur compounds with SS bonds, has been proposed as novel cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries. The cleavage and recombination of SS bonds formed during discharge and charge process are the key components for the capacity. The cathode performance of three organosulfur materials, i.e. 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMcT), poly-2,22dithiodianiline (PDTDA) and a conductive sulfur-containing material (CMS) were characterized here. Among them, DMcT compounded with polyaniline (PAn) can provide a relatively flat discharge potential at about 1.4 V vs. Mg/Mg2+. PDTDA exhibits better kinetics and electrical conductivity based on the intramolecular electrocatalytic effect of the aniline moiety on thiolate anions. CMS compounded with PAn produces stable backbones to provide electrically conducting channels and higher disulfide bond content; it exhibits nearly 120 mAh/g initial discharge capacity and good capacity retention. We expect that further improvements to the capacity and cyclability will make organosulfur compounds potential cathode materials for magnesium batteries.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Nuli, Y., Guo, Z., Liu, H. K. & Yang, J. (2007). A new class of cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries: Organosulfur compounds based on sulfur-sulfur bonds. Electrochemistry Communications, 9 (8), 1913-1917.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34447575714

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/3087

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1913

End Page


  • 1917

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 8