Fluorinated materials synthesis and characterization for energy storage and energy conversion applications
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The synthesis and characterization of multiple fluorinated, p-block, cage, and organic compounds will be presented. The research effort is split up in to main topics, (i) fluorinated superweak anions based on B12 cages, and (ii) perfluoroalkylation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and fullerene compounds. In the first three chapters, superweak anion research is presented; a new purification method for the synthetic intermediate K2B12F12, synthesis and thermal and physical characterization of highly purified (H3O)2B12F12·nH2O, Li2B12F12 and Na2B12F12 (synthesized from K2B12F12), and an ...