Lithium coordination in protic ionic liquids.

  title={Lithium coordination in protic ionic liquids.},
  author={Sebastian Menne and Thomas Vogl and Andrea Balducci},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={16 12},
The lithium ion-ion interactions in protic ionic liquids can be very different compared to those in aprotic ionic liquids. In this study we show that, for equal lithium ion concentration, the lithium coordination number in protic ionic liquids is lower than that in aprotic ones. This lower coordination makes lithium ions more "free" to move in protic ionic liquids and it might have an important consequence in the lithium mobility.