Hybrid ionogels derived from polycationic polysilsesquioxanes for lithium ion batteries

Jin Hong Lee, Albert S. Lee, Soon Man Hong, Seung Sang Hwang, Chong Min Koo

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A multifunctional crosslinkable and ionic-group functionalized ladder-like polysilsesquioxane was synthesized and utilized for the fabrication of hybrid ionogels for lithium ion batteries. The ionic-group functionalized ladder-like polysilsesquioxane combined the synergistic effects of hybrid materials in improving the thermal stability of conventional battery electrolytes, whilst maintain facile solution processability and chemically crosslinkable function in ionic conducting ionic liquid electrolyte media. Fabricated iongel electrolytes exhibiting exceptional thermal stability, mechanical properties, high ionic conductivity, and electrochemical stability. Lithium ion batteries fabricated with the hybrid ionic ladder-like polysilsesquioxane ionogels exhibited initial discharge capacities on par with neat liquid electrolytes, good rate performance, as well as stable cyclability and excellent Coulombic efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 19


  • Gel polymer electrolytes
  • Ionic liquids
  • Ionogels
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Silsesquioxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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