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Electrolytes for lithium ion batteries

United States Patent

August 5, 2014
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A family of electrolytes for use in a lithium ion battery. The genus of electrolytes includes ketone-based solvents, such as, 2,4-dimethyl-3-pentanone; 3,3-dimethyl 2-butanone(pinacolone) and 2-butanone. These solvents can be used in combination with non-Lewis Acid salts, such as Li.sub.2[B.sub.12F.sub.12] and LiBOB.
Vaughey; John (Elmhurst, IL), Jansen; Andrew N. (Bolingbrook, IL), Dees; Dennis W. (Downers Grove, IL)
Uchicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
12/ 495,489
June 30, 2009
The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and University of Chicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory.