I-Corps: Electron-Donating Phenothiazines for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries

Grants and Contracts Details


As we move toward more complex systems for power generation and distribution, non-aqueous RFBs are of interest for development as large-scale, stationary electrochemical energy storage systems due to their potentially high volumetric charge density, which could lead to lower footprints in comparison to current RFBs. Our recently developed scalable phenothiazine derivatives are among the most promising one- and two-electron donors evaluated in non-aqueous RFBs due to their high solubilities and stabilities in non-aqueous electrolytes. In this project, we will further evaluate materials performance in flow cells and/or overcharging lithium-ion cells through existing collaborations. We will perform a market analysis and consult chemical manufacturers to determine level of interest in this application and others, and will identify potential chemical suppliers to whom we could sell materials or license the technology for their scale-up and sale. We will use that information to determine whether we should form a start-up company and/or license technology. If so, we will create a company and business model and also apply for SBIR/STTR funding.
Effective start/end date11/1/1610/31/17


  • National Science Foundation: $50,000.00


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