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Hitachi Chemical licenses Silatronix technology

by Alexander H. Tullo
June 11, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 24

 

Hitachi Chemical is licensing organosilicon materials for use in lithium-ion battery electrolytes from Silatronix, a C&EN Start-up to Watch in 2016. Silatronix electrolytes can stop unwanted chemical reactions from occurring in the carbonate solvents used in lithium-ion batteries. Such reactions can damage the battery and even cause catastrophic failure. Hitachi was an early investor in Silatronix, which says that the market potential of its technology is more than $1 billion.

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