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Ionicity in ionic liquids: correlation with ionic structure and physicochemical properties.
The methodologies used to assess the ionic nature in ILs, their dependence on ionic structure, polarity scales, and physicochemical properties is reviewed and the ionicity of certain ILs is predicted from their physic biochemical properties. Expand
Application of Ionic Liquids to Energy Storage and Conversion Materials and Devices.
Various application of ILs are reviewed by focusing on their use as electrolyte materials for Li/Na ion batteries, Li-sulfur batteries,Li-oxygen batteries, and nonhumidifiedfuel cells and as carbon precursors for electrode catalysts of fuel cells and electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitors. Expand
Glyme-lithium salt equimolar molten mixtures: concentrated solutions or solvate ionic liquids?
The lithium "solvate" ILs based on [Li(glyme)]X have many desirable properties for lithium-conducting electrolytes, including high ionicity, a high lithium transference number, high Li cation concentration, and high oxidative stability, in addition to the common properties of ionic liquids. Expand
Solvate Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Li–S Batteries
Innovation in the design of electrolyte materials is crucial for realizing next-generation electrochemical energy storage devices such as Li–S batteries. The theoretical capacity of the S cathode isExpand
Colloidal stability of bare and polymer-grafted silica nanoparticles in ionic liquids.
Evidence suggests that electrostatic stabilization is inefficient in ILs because of the high ionic atmosphere and the resulting surface-charge screening, and effective steric stabilization is important for obtaining stable colloidal particles inILs. Expand
Nanocomposite ion gels based on silica nanoparticles and an ionic liquid: ionic transport, viscoelastic properties, and microstructure.
For the aggregation mechanism in [C 2 mim][NTf(2], the reaction-limited cluster aggregation (RLCA) model was proposed by rheology and light scattering measurements, and exciting viscoelastic responses were found in all of the nanocomposite ion gels. Expand
Criteria for solvate ionic liquids.
This perspective paper describes possible criteria for the new family of ionic liquids: "solvate" ionic liquid, originally proposed by Angell et al. in their recent review; however, their criteria remain to be debated. Expand
From colloidal stability in ionic liquids to advanced soft materials using unique media.
This article focuses on recent experiments conducted to investigate the colloidal stability of bare and polymer-grafted silica nanoparticles and on the surface force between silica substrates and ILs, and a possible interpretation of the results in terms of the stabilization mechanism in ILs both in the presence and in the absence of stabilizers is proposed. Expand
Li(+) solvation in glyme-Li salt solvate ionic liquids.
Unlike conventional electrolytes (dilute and concentrated solutions), the significantly high electrode potential found in the solvate ILs indicates that the solvation of Li(+) by the glyme forms stable and discretesolvate ions ([Li(glyme)](+)) in the molten state. Expand
Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries
A variety of binary mixtures of aprotic ionic liquids (ILs) and lithium salts were thoroughly studied as electrolytes for rechargeable lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries. The saturation solubility ofExpand