A stable electrochemically active copper interface for room-temperature ionic liquid via surface modification to a metal-organic charge-transfer complex

Yuki Hanyu, Itaru Homma

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    Abstract

    A novel electrochemical interface between metal electrode and room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) was prepared by a procedurally facile method. A morphologically uniform and stable metal-quinone charge-transfer complex film of copper-2,3-dicyano-5,6-dichloro-1,4-benzo-quinone (Cu-DDQ) was found to possess lithium active interface against 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl] imide ([EMIm][Tf2N]), an RTIL. The cyclic voltammetry of the film showed reversible ionic charge transfers occurring across the interface. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy indicated that the interfacial impedance may become as low as ∼1000 Ω cm-2. The bias-induced reversible transport of lithium ion was further confirmed by the XPS method. These results suggest that metal-organic CT complex salts prepared on metal electrodes by a simple surface modification may become an excellent electrochemically active interface with RTIL.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9154-9159
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
    Volume21
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Chemistry

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