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Methylamine Lithium Borohydride as Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Batteries

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Fast Li-ion conductivity at room temperature is a major challenge for utilization of all-solid-state Li batteries. Metal borohydrides with neutral ligands are a new emerging class of solid-state ionic conductors, and here we report the discovery of a new mono-methylamine lithium borohydride with very fast Li+ conductivity at room temperature. LiBH4⋅CH3NH2 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c, forming a two-dimensional unique layered structure. The layers are separated by hydrophobic −CH3 moieties, and contain large voids, allowing for fast Li-ionic conduction in the interlayers, σ(Li+)=1.24×10−3 S cm−1 at room temperature. The electronic conductivity is negligible, and the electrochemical stability is ≈2.1 V vs Li. The first all-solid-state battery using a lithium borohydride with a neutral ligand as the electrolyte, Li-metal as the anode and TiS2 as the cathode is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202203484
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

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© 2022 The Authors. Angewandte Chemie International Edition published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.

    Research areas

  • Complex Hydrides, Energy Storage, Li-Metal Batteries, Solid-State Batteries, Solid-State Electrolytes

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