Acta Chimica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 72 ›› Issue (4): 417-426.DOI: 10.6023/A13101081 Previous Articles     Next Articles



蒋颉a, 刘晓飞a, 赵世勇b, 何平a, 周豪慎a   

  1. a 南京大学现代工程与应用科学学院 固体微结构物理国家重点实验室 南京 210093;
    b 张家港市国泰华荣化工新材料有限公司 张家港 215634
  • 投稿日期:2013-10-21 发布日期:2014-03-20
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Research Progress of Organic Electrolyte Based Lithium-Air Batteries

Jiang Jiea, Liu Xiaofeia, Zhao Shiyongb, He Pinga, Zhou Haoshena   

  1. a College of Engineering and Applied Science, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093;
    b Zhangjiagang Guotai-Huarong New Chemical Materials Co., Ltd, Zhangjiagang 215634
  • Received:2013-10-21 Published:2014-03-20
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (No. BK2012309) and Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No. 20120091120022).

With the gradual depletion of fossil fuels and the increasingly serious urban environmental pollution, the development of pure electric vehicles (PEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) has gained more and more attention. The electric vehicles of state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries have been able to drive for more than 140 km per charge, however, it is still far behind the 700 km range of a gasoline-powered vehicle. Due to its environmental friendship, low cost and the high theoretical energy density, which is 5~8 times as much as that of Li-ion batteries and comparable to gasoline vehicles, the lithium-air batteries have become the research hotspot of academia. The Li-air battery based on organic electrolyte has a relatively simple structure, and usually consists of a lithium metal anode, liquid organic electrolyte and a porous carbon or carbon-supported with catalyst air electrode, which is similar to Li-ion batteries, except that the air electrode is exposed to air. 2O2 and carbon. In summary, the research and development of the Li-air batteries are still at its initial stages and great efforts should be spent. Based on this, the authors focused on the review of scientific problems of Li-air batteries in basic research, and pointed out the challenges and development direction of this system.

Key words: Li-air batteries, reaction mechanisms, electrolyte, air electrode, catalyst