After years of silence, redox-active organic compounds are re-emerging in the electrochemical energy storage community bringing with them interesting opportunities such as design flexibility, lightweight, low cost including limited environmental burden. The past decade has seen significant progress in the design of new organic compounds and today a myriad of promising electroactive organic materials have been investigated. In addition, they offer different electrochemical activities including the common reversible cation uptake/release as well as access to anion-inserting process bringing to us another playground in designing organic electrochemical storage systems. This contribution aims at reporting recent electrochemical data obtained with crystallized (host) organic materials as well as to explain how it is possible to tune the redox potential at the molecular level and in the solid state.
Philippe Poizot is currently a Professor of Chemistry at University of Nantes (Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, IMN-CNRS, Nantes, France), and has been working on electrochemical systems for the past 20 years. After a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry (University of Paris VI, 1998), he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science in 2001 (University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France). He is a recipient of the Bronze Medal of the French Society for Encouragement and Progress (2002) and was appointed Junior Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2012. He is author of more 100 publications and co-inventor of 10 patents.
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