On the electrochemical and thermal behavior of lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB) solutions

L. Larush-Asraf, M. Biton, H. Teller, E. Zinigrad*, D. Aurbach

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In recent years, lithium bis(oxalato)borate, LiB(C2O4)2 (LiBOB) has been proposed as an alternative salt to the commonly used electrolyte, LiPF6. There is evidence of the enhanced stability of Li-ion battery electrodes in solutions of this salt, due to a unique surface chemistry developed in LiBOB solutions. The present study is aimed at further exploring the electrochemical and thermal properties of LiBOB solutions in mixtures of alkyl carbonates with non-active metal, graphite and lithium electrodes. FTIR spectroscopy, XPS, EQCM, in situ AFM imaging, and DSC were used in conjunction with standard electrochemical techniques. The study also included a comparison between LiBOB and LiPF6 solutions. The development of a favorable surface chemistry in LiBOB solutions that provides better passivation to Li and Li-graphite electrodes was clearly evident.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)400-407
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
StatePublished - 6 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • AFM
  • EQCM
  • Graphite
  • LiBOB
  • Thermal analysis


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