Pt and Pd catalyzed oxidation of Li2O2 and DMSO during Li-O2 battery charging

Forrest S. Gittleson, Won Hee Ryu, Mark Schwab, Xiao Tong, André D. Taylor

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Rechargeable Li-O2 and Li-air batteries require electrode and electrolyte materials that synergistically promote long-term cell operation. In this study, we investigate the role of noble metals Pt and Pd as catalysts in the Li-O2 oxidation process and their compatibility with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) based electrolytes. We identify a basis for low potential Li2O2 evolution followed by oxidative decomposition of the electrolyte to form carbonate side products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6605-6608
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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