A hybrid lithium oxalate-phosphinate salt

Andrew R. Shaffer, Nihal Deligonul, Daniel Alberto Scherson, John D. Protasiewicz

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The novel organophosphorus-containing lithium salt Li(THF)[(C 2O4)B(O2PPh2)2] (1; THF = tetrahydrofuran) was synthesized and characterized using a variety of spectroscopic techniques. An X-ray structural analysis on crystals of 1 grown from THF reveals a dimeric structure [Li(THF)(C2O4) B(O2PPh2)2]2·THF, whereby the two units of 1 are bridged via P-O⋯Li interactions. Compound 1 displays high air and water stability and is also thermally robust, properties needed of electrolytes for their possible use as electrolytes and/or additives in lithium-ion battery applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10756-10758
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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