The team of our partner HI-MS has published the first journal article from the SeNSE project:
C. Wölke, D. Diddens, B. Heidrich, M. Winter and I. Cekic‐Laskovic
Understanding the Effectiveness of Phospholane Electrolyte Additives in Lithium‐Ion Batteries under High‐Voltage Conditions
ChemElectroChem 2021, 8, 972-982, doi.org/10.1002/celc.202100107
Six phospholane functional electrolyte additives that enable the formation of an effective cathode electrolyte interphase (CEI) via a polymerization reaction on the electrode surface were designed, synthesized, and comparatively analyzed by means of complementary experimental and computational methods in order to understand their mode of action in NMC111‖graphite battery cells under high voltage conditions. Two reaction mechanisms, namely a phosphate‐based and a phosphonate‐based mechanism, were postulated and, based on systematic analysis, the phosphate mechanism was identified as the more likely. Direct correlation of the phospholane’s structural features and relevant properties impacting the direct correlation of the phospholane’s structural features and relevant properties impacting the overall cycling performance of NMC111‖graphite cells, as depicted by capacity retention, stands for a vital example approach towards identifying promising electrolyte components for advanced, targeted applications.