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Facile synthesis and electrochemical properties of Sn-doped KMn8O16 in lithium-ion battery applications

  • Yan Ran
  • Shurui Yang
  • Xuefeng Yu
  • Fei Teng
  • Shiquan WangEmail author
  • Huimin Wu
  • Chuanqi Feng
Original Paper


KMn8O16 nanorods were synthesized via a reflux method with MnSO4·H2O and KMnO4 as reactants and SnCl4·5H2O as dopant. The microstructures and morphologies of the KMn8O16 nanorods and Sn4+-doped KMn8O16 nanorods were characterized using XRD, BET, SEM, EDX, and TEM. The electrochemical measurements demonstrated that ion-doped KMn8O16 nanorods (molar ratio of Sn4+ and KMn8O16 is 0.03) presented a much higher reversible discharge capacity (151.4 mAh g−1) and went up to a discharge capacity of 159.1 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles, compared with non-doped KMn8O16 nanorods (129.8 mAh g−1) as cathode materials in lithium-ion battery (LIB). These results demonstrate that the Sn4+ doping on the crystal structure of KMn8O16 can enhance the electrochemical property of material during the charging and discharging process.


Nanorods KMn8O16 Cathode material Lithium-ion battery 


Funding information

This work was financially supported by an open fund by the Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Pollution Control (KFK1510) (a project funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions(PAPD)) and State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Green Chemistry-Synthesis Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology (GCTKF2014013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Ran
    • 1
  • Shurui Yang
    • 1
  • Xuefeng Yu
    • 1
  • Fei Teng
    • 2
  • Shiquan Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Huimin Wu
    • 1
  • Chuanqi Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials, Ministry-of-Education Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Applications of Organic Functional MoleculesHubei UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Pollution Control (AEMPC), School of Environmental Sciences and EngineeringNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina

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