The present invention relates to electrochemical storage devices containing a non-aqueous lithium based electrolyte with high ionic conductivity, low impedance, and high thermal stability. More particularly, this invention relates to the design, synthesis and application of novel fluorinated arylboron oxalate based compounds which act as anion receptors and/or additives for non-aqueous batteries. When used as an anion receptor for non-aqueous battery electrolytes, the fluorinated arylboron oxalate enhances conductivity, lithium ion transference number and Solid Electrolyte Interface (SEI) formation capability during the formation cycling.
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 This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.