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EPSRC Reference: EP/P00315X/1
Title: (Iso)alloxazine incorporating electrodes as high-performance organic energy storage materials
Principal Investigator: Cooke, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Corr, Professor S Scanlon, Professor DO
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Department: School of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 November 2016 Ends: 30 June 2020 Value (£): 697,037
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Synthetic Methodology Energy Storage
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
08 Jun 2016 Supergen Energy Storage II Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The ever-increasing demands for energy coupled with the decline in fossil fuels make advances in energy storage capability of paramount importance. The use of batteries to store electrical energy is becoming increasingly widespread. However, their current and predicted future use is presenting new challenges due to imitations in battery performance and scarcity of materials. It is therefore vital that next generation energy storage materials for batteries are developed to circumvent these issues.

We propose to deliver (iso)alloxazine derivatives as tuneable organic energy storage materials. Organic materials have been much less widely investigated than inorganic systems, and our proposed use of these bio-inspired organic materials with their convenient chemical synthesis, tuneable redox properties and ability to bind to multiple Li-ions of the electrolyte are attractive systems for development. More specifically, we aim to embed the (iso)alloxazine units in porous architectures for incorporation as electrodes for advanced Li- and Na-ion batteries. The expectation is that the juxtaposition of these high-performance environmentally benign materials within porous and self-healing architectures will provide new electrodes with optimised energy density and sustained cyclability.

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