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Lithium hexafluorophosphate solution

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in ethylene carbonate and ethyl methyl carbonate, 1.0 M LiPF6 in EC/EMC=50/50 (v/v), battery grade

Synonym: 1.0 M LiPF6 EC/EMC=50/50 (v/v), 1.0M LiPF6 EC/MEC=50/50 (v/v), Powerlyte, Purelyte



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Battery Electrolyte Materials, Chemical Synthesis, Electrolyte Solutions, Electrolytes,
Quality Level   100
grade   battery grade
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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impurities   <15 ppm H2O
  <50 ppm HF
color   APHA: <50
density   1.27 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Battery Manufacturing
SMILES string   F[P-](F)(F)(F)(F)F.[Li+]
InChI   1S/F6P.Li/c1-7(2,3,4,5)6;/q-1;+1


General description

Lithium hexafluorophosphate solution in ethylene carbonate and ethyl methyl carbonate is a class of electrolytic solution that can be used in the fabrication of lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries consist of anode, cathode, and electrolyte with a charge-discharge cycle. These materials enable the formation of greener and sustainable batteries for electrical energy storage.

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LiPF6 EC/DMC is widely used as an electrolyte that is thermally stable in solvents. It can be mainly used in the fabrication of lithium-ion batteries.

Liquid electrolyte solutions play a key role in lithium ion batteries (LIB) acting as carrier of lithium ions between the cathode and anode. High purity and battery grade electrolyte solutions are thus crucial for lithium ion battery performance. The most common LIB electrolytes are derived from solutions of lithium salt, such as LiPF6 in non-aqueous solvents, example alkyl carbonates or solvent blend. The choice of the electrolyte solution is dependent on both the operating conditions like temperature and the nature of the electrode material in the LIB. The performance of the electrolyte solutions can be further modified with appropriate additives.
The ready-to-use electrolyte solutions are available in different solvent blends and can support a wide variety of lithium ion battery applications. These solutions are high purity and battery grade thus making them also suitable as standards in LIB research. Customized formulations can be made by inter-mixing the electrolyte solutions or by mixing appropriate of additives.


100 mL in aluminum bottle

Other Notes

Handling instructions:
• Do not use with glass equipment
• All work should be done very quickly under dry air to prevent electrolytes from water uptake and solvent vaporization.

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Product of Ube Industries Ltd.

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Target organs 
UN 1993C 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
86.0 °F
Flash Point(C) 
30 °C


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Protocols & Articles


Electrolyte Reagents for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Introduction Battery grade electrolytes Solvents and additives Preparation of customized battery grade electrolyte solutions Materials References
Dr. Koji Abe
Advanced Energy Materials R&D Center, Chemicals Company, UBE Industries, Ltd.
Keywords: Acid value, Industries, Solvents

Ionic Liquids Based Electrolytes for Rechargeable Batteries

1AB Systems Inc., 2458 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA 2College of Electronic Engineering and Automation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, 266590, Qingdao, China 3Depa...
Meng-Chang Lin,1,2* Hui Chen,2 and Hongjie Dai3*
Material Matters, 2018, 13.1
Keywords: Alkylations, Catalysis, Deposition, Diffusion, Electrochemical analysis, Environmental, Ligands, Mass spectrometry, Melting, Metathesis, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Photovoltaics, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Separation, Solvents

Nanostructured Olivine-based Cathode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries

Vishwanathan Ramar and Palani Balaya* Department of Mechanical Engineering National University of Singapore, Singapore-117576 *Email: mpepb@nus.edu.sg
Vishwanathan Ramar, Palani Balaya
Material Matters, 2016, 11.1, 23
Keywords: Diffraction, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Renewable energy, Scanning electron microscopy, Solvents, Substitutions, Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Olivine-Type Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Izumi Taniguchi Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology 12-1, Ookayama-2, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan Email: taniguchi.i.aa@m...
Keywords: Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Deposition, Diffraction, Microscopy, Precipitation, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Scanning electron microscopy, Sol-gel, Spectroscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Safer High-performance Electrodes, Solid Electrolytes, and Interface Reactions for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yves J. Chabal, Kyeongjae Cho, and Christopher L. Hinkle* (Roberto C. Longo, K. C. Santosh, Amandeep K. Sra, David E. Arreaga-Salas, and Katy Roodenko; not pictured) Department of Materials Science a...
Keywords: Absorption, Chemical reactions, Deposition, Diffusion, Electronics, Infrared spectroscopy, Lithiations, Materials Science, Oxidations, Solvents, Spectroscopy, transformation

Scaling Up High-Energy Cathode Materials for Electric Vehicles

Young Ho Shin, Ozgenur Kahvecioglu Feridun, Gregory Krumdick Materials Engineering Research Facility, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL, 60439 Emai...
Keywords: Crystallization, Diffraction, Lithiations, Microscopy, Oxidations, Precipitation, Scanning electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction

Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries

1 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China 2 School of Nanoscience and Technology, University of C...
Keywords: Diffraction, Diffusion, Electronics, Microscopy, Nitrogen phosphorus detector, Scanning electron microscopy, Substitutions, Transmission electron microscopy

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