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Alkoxide-based magnesium electrolyte compositions for magnesium batteries

United States Patent

January 30, 2018
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Alkoxide magnesium halide compounds having the formula: RO--Mg--X (1) wherein R is a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group that is unsubstituted, or alternatively, substituted with one or more heteroatom linkers and/or one or more heteroatom-containing groups comprising at least one heteroatom selected from fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and silicon; and X is a halide atom. Also described are electrolyte compositions containing a compound of Formula (1) in a suitable polar aprotic or ionic solvent, as well as magnesium batteries in which such electrolytes are incorporated.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Sun; Xiao-Guang (Knoxville, TN), Liao; Chen (Oak Ridge, TN), Guo; Bingkun (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 974,566
August 23, 2013
This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.