A new organic cathode material,poly sulfurized chloranilic acid(PSCA),has been successfully synthesized for lithium-ion batteries. 13C solid state NMR and FTIR results indicated that the chorine in chronailic acid was substituted by sulfur after sulfurization. The electrochemical measurements showed that the initial discharge capacity of PSCA was up to 287.6 mAh/g,and 169.9 mAh/g still remained after 100 cycles when cycled between 1.5~3.6 V at the current density of 15 mA/g.


chloranilic acid, lithium-ion batteries, organic cathode material, quinone groups

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