, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 2987–2995 | Cite as

Graphene oxide linked with N, N′-diamino-1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic bisimide as a stable cathode material for lithium-ion batteries

  • Yidan Song
  • Yao Hu
  • Yanyong Sha
  • Hongren Rong
  • Hao Wen
  • Hong-Jiang LiuEmail author
  • Qi LiuEmail author
Original Paper


Organic carbonyl compounds are regarded as a promising cathode for green, flexible, and sustainable energy storage systems. Currently, developing an effective route for overcoming the dissolution problem of organic carbonyl compounds remains a challenge. Herein, DNTCB-functionalized graphene oxide (DNTCB-GO) nanosheets were prepared by using the covalent bonding between DNTCB and GO (DNTCB = N,N′-diamino-1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic bisimide, GO = grapheme oxide). Within a voltage window of 1.5–4.5 V, as-obtained DNTCB-GO displays excellent cyclic stability, better rate capability, and higher specific capacity as a cathode material of lithium-ion batteries, remaining a specific capacity of 132 mA h g−1 at 50 mA g−1 after 50 cycles. Our work shows that the covalent linking of polycarbonyl compound and GO is an effective method to obtain cathode materials of lithium-ion batteries with high-performance.


Graphene oxide Lithium-ion batteries Cathode material Diamino-naphthalenetetracarboxylic bisimide 



We thank the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20971060), the Natural Science Research Key Project of Jiangsu Colleges and Universities (No. 16KJA430005), Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Fine Petrochemical Engineering and the Natural Science Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Petrochemical Engineering, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Fine Petrochemical Technology, and Advanced Catalysis and Green Manufacturing Collaborative Innovation CenterChangzhou UniversityChangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceShanghai UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Coordination ChemistryNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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