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

Amidinium salts: Towards enabling electrochemistry in non-polar media from alkanes to ionic liquids
There 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 1011–104 Scm1 and electrochemical activity which enable their application as antistatic agents and also as new type of hydrophobic electrolytes in various electrochemical devices.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1388248117301698

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