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Bringing redox organics back to life

Aqueous organic redox flow batteries are promising for low-cost and large-scale energy storage, but the redox-active molecules they rely on degrade prematurely. Now, a facile electrochemical protocol to regenerate them has been proposed, resulting in extended battery lifetimes.

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Fig. 1: Extending the lifetime of aqueous organic redox flow batteries with electrochemical recomposition.

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Forner-Cuenca, A. Bringing redox organics back to life. Nat. Chem. 14, 1091–1092 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-022-01045-5

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