Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (7): 1593-1603.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201605231

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Quinones as Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Yong LU1,Qing ZHAO1,Jing LIANG1,Zhan-Liang TAO1,Jun CHEN1,*()   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
    2 College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Key Laboratory of Xinjiang Native Medicinal and Edible Plant Resources Chemistry, Kashgar University, Kashgar 844000, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-03-31 Published:2016-07-08
  • Contact: Jun CHEN
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51231003);Ministry of Education, China(B12015);Ministry of Education, China(IRT13R30);Natural Science Foundation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China(201318101-15)


Owing to advantages such as high theoretical specific capacity, designable structure, low cost and environmental friendliness, organic quinone compounds have been proposed as promising electrode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries. In this review, we first introduce the classification, structural characteristics, electrochemical reaction mechanism and performance of quinone-based electrodes. We then summarize the recent progress, existing problems and strategies for improving the electrochemical performance of quinonebased compounds and polymers. Finally, we also discuss the future development of such materials for use in lithium batteries.

Key words: Rechargeable lithium battery, Organic electrode material, Quinone, Theoretical specific capacity, Electrochemical performance


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