The intercalation of N, N, N′, N′ -tetramethyl-ethane-1,2- diamine (tmeda) into C 6Li and C 12Li

Mark J. Henderson, Takatoshi Nishimura, John W. White*

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    Liquid N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-ethane-1,2-diamine (tmeda) was intercalated into preprepared C 6Li or C 12Li. X-ray diffraction from the ternary compound indicates an identity period of 11.5 Å. The 13C NMR line shifts show that tmeda molecules form a screen between the graphene planes and the lithium ions. Small-angle X-ray scattering showed that no higher structural ordering was present but revealed a progressive roughening of the surfaces with successive intercalation of lithium and amine into the graphite galleries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4426-4428
    Number of pages3
    JournalInorganic Chemistry
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2012


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