Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 241-245

Galvanostatic study of the kinetics of lithium deposition on platinum electrode in dimethylformamide

Dafeng Xua, Shengmin Caib,*, Xizun Wu and Wenzhi Zhangc

a Department of Pharmacy, Hebei Medical College, Shijiazhuang 050017, P.R. China
b Department of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
c Department of Chemistry, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016, P.R. China


The deposition of lithium in dimethylformamide (DMF) has been studied by means of galvanostatic measurements. The overpotential was recorded during constant current pulses of so short a duration that only a few monolayers per pulse were deposited. The experiments were carried out under conditions of minimum contamination of the metal surface. The deposition process of Li in DMF is irreversible, the electron transfer being the rate-determining step. A mechanism of Li electrodeposition in DMF was proposed.