Polymer gel electrolytes for application in aluminum deposition and rechargeable aluminum ion batteries

Xiao Guang Sun, Youxing Fang, Xueguang Jiang, Kazuki Yoshii, Tetsuya Tsuda, Sheng Dai

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A polymer gel electrolyte using AlCl3 complexed acrylamide as a functional monomer and acidic ionic liquid based on a mixture of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (EMImCl) and AlCl3 (EMImCl-AlCl3, 1-1.5, in molar ratio) as a plasticizer has been successfully prepared for the first time via free radical polymerization. Aluminum deposition is successfully achieved using a polymer gel electrolyte containing 80 wt% ionic liquid. The polymer gel electrolytes are also good candidates for rechargeable aluminum ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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