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Polymeric ionic liquids for lithium-based rechargeable batteries

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The quest for reliable and high-performance batteries has incentivized the development of new battery chemistries/materials that can potentially improve the current lithium-ion battery technologies in terms of gravimetric/volumetric energy density and safety. Polymeric ionic liquids containing both ionic liquid-like moieties and polymer frameworks are emerging as alternative electrolyte/binder candidates for Li-based rechargeable batteries, owing to their various intrinsic features, such as superior mechanical and chemical stability, structural controllability over the IL species and macromolecular backbone and leak-proof nature and thereby improved safety. In this perspective, recent progress and advances on the use of PIL-based electrolytes and binders for Li-based rechargeable batteries are overviewed and discussed, with particular focus on the structural–property relationships. Future directions and improvements of the properties of PIL-based materials are given from the standpoint of chemistry of Li-based batteries.

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2018, accepted on 02 Jan 2019 and first published on 02 Jan 2019

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00103K
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019,4, 294-309

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    Polymeric ionic liquids for lithium-based rechargeable batteries

    G. G. Eshetu, D. Mecerreyes, M. Forsyth, H. Zhang and M. Armand, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, 4, 294
    DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00103K

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