Jules Moutet, David D. Mills, Diego L. Lozier, Thomas L. Gianetti

[4]Helicenium Ion as bipolar redox material for Symmetrical Fully Organic pole‐less Redox Flow Battery

  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

Long duration storage batteries such as Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs) are promising storage system to address the energy storage requirement of our society. Recent effort has been focused on the development of metal free and high energy density system such as all‐organic non‐aqueous redox flow batteries (NAORFBs). However high‐voltage NAORFBs currently use distinct anolytes and catholytes, which are separated by a membrane sensitive to osmotic pressure. This configuration results in permanent capacity and energy density fading rapidly with time. As an elegant solution, symmetric organic redox flow batteries (SORFB) have been proposed to address this issue. We recently reported the use of dimethoxyquinacridiniums (DMQA+) ions as efficient bipolar redox molecule (BRM) in static H‐cell conditions. Herein, we are reporting the use of dimethoxyquinacridinium (DMQA+) ion, with a Egap of 2.1V and a theoretical energy density (Ed) to 14.9 Wh/L in CH3CN, as a bipolar redox molecule (BRM) in a full in flow RFB prototype and its ability to operate under polarity reversal. Essential kinetic properties of this molecule were assessed by cyclic voltammetry and correlated to DFT calculation. Its stability has been evaluated in static H‐cell at two different concentration and then in full SORFB prototype.

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