Publication: On the Tunability of Toxicity for Viologen-Derivatives as Anolyte for Neutral Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries
The team around Edgar Ventosa at Burgos University published a new article in ChemSusChem asking the question if viologen-derivatives can be tuned to be less toxic. The long-established toxicity of the herbicide methyl-viologen raises concern for deployment of viologen-derivatives as anolyte for neutral aqueous organic redox flow batteries (AORFB) at large scale. In this publication, the authors show that non-toxic viologen derivatives can be molecularly engineered, holding great promise as safe anolytes for AORFB.
The full publication is available here.