Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 909–914

A rechargeable redox battery utilizing ruthenium complexes with non-aqueous organic electrolyte

  • Y. Matsuda
  • K. Tanaka
  • M. Okada
  • Y. Takasu
  • M. Morita
  • T. Matsumura-Inoue
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF01016050

Cite this article as:
Matsuda, Y., Tanaka, K., Okada, M. et al. J Appl Electrochem (1988) 18: 909. doi:10.1007/BF01016050

Abstract

A new-type redox battery has been developed. Some ruthenium complexes in organic electrolyte solution were utilized as the electrode active materials. A single cell consisting of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ complex in acetonitrile solution had an open circuit voltage of 2.6 V and a discharge current of 5 mA cm−2 (at a smooth carbon electrode). The characteristics of this type of cell were much influenced by such factors as the diaphragm material and the concentration of the complex. A cell with flowing electrolyte was also constructed and its charge-discharge performance was examined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Matsuda
    • 1
  • K. Tanaka
    • 1
  • M. Okada
    • 1
  • Y. Takasu
    • 1
  • M. Morita
    • 1
  • T. Matsumura-Inoue
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringYamaguchi UniversityUbeJapan
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryNara University of EducationNaraJapan