Selenium(IV) Cathode in Molten Chloroaluminates

  • Roberto Marassi
  • Daniele Calasanzio
  • Gleb Mamantov
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


During the last few years we have been concerned with the electrochemical characterization of several potential cathodes for batteries using molten sodium tetrachloroaluminates (AlCl3-NaCl mixtures) as solvents and aluminum or sodium anodes1–5. The most promising cathode system found was that involving sulfur cations with formal oxidation states ranging from +4 (S(IV)) to 1/8(S16 2+).


Molten Salt Formal Oxidation State Molten Sodium Solvent Equilibrium Cathode System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Marassi
    • 1
  • Daniele Calasanzio
    • 1
  • Gleb Mamantov
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto ChimicoUniversita di CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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