Ling M1,2, Qiu J1, Li S1, Yan C3, Kiefel MJ4, Liu G2, Zhang S1.
Nano Lett. 2015 Jul 8;15(7):4440-7. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00795. Epub 2015 Jun 15.An environmentally benign, highly conductive, and mechanically strong binder system can overcome the dilemma of low conductivity and insufficient mechanical stability of the electrodes to achieve high performance lithium ion batteries (LIBs) at a low cost and in a sustainable way. In this work, the naturally occurring binder sodium alginate (SA) is functionalized with 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (ProDOT) via a one-step esterification reaction in a cyclohexane/dodecyl benzenesulfonic acid (DBSA)/water microemulsion system, resulting in a multifunctional polymer binder, that is, SA-PProDOT. Read More