, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 3259–3270 | Cite as

Characterization of biopolymer pectin with lithium chloride and its applications to electrochemical devices

  • P. Perumal
  • P. Christopher SelvinEmail author
  • S. Selvasekarapandian
Original Paper


Natural anionic polysaccharide pectin-based flexible electrolyte with different compositions of LiCl has been prepared by solution casting technique. The prepared membranes have been characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and AC complex impedance analysis. The pectin/LiCl (50:50 M.wt%) complex exhibits high ionic conductivity in the order of 2.08 × 10−3 S cm−1. The temperature-dependent ionic conductivity obeys the Arrhenius behavior. The best performing membrane has been used to construct the primary lithium ion battery. The open-circuit voltage of the constructed primary lithium ion battery is found to be 1.93 V.


Pectin Lithium chloride Amorphous nature Conductivity Battery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Perumal
    • 1
  • P. Christopher Selvin
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Selvasekarapandian
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid State Ionics and Luminescence Laboratory, Department of PhysicsBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Materials Research CenterCoimbatoreIndia

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