Investigating Cation-Solute Hydrogen Bonding in Ionic Liquids

  • John Holbrey (Creator)
  • Adam Turner (Creator)
  • Tristan Youngs (Creator)
  • Sarah Norman (Creator)



Neutron datasets from ISIS, RB 1320528

Investigating Cation-Solute Hydrogen Bonding in Ionic Liquids

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Data collected on the
NIMROD instrument
at the ISIS facility

Abstract: This proposal aims to extend the understanding of uracil-ionic liquid interactions, in particular the C¿H2¿¿¿O=C interaction postulated to exist in a recently published study. The work will extend our understanding of cooperative cation/anion effects in the solubilisation process, and is complementary to our previous studies involving glucose dissolution in ionic liquids. Uracil is one of the four nucleobases of RNA and has uses in drug delivery, as well as being a precursor to various pharmaceuticals itself. As such, its solvation structure in ionic liquids (which are also being considered as potential reaction or solvation media for pharmaceuticals) is of particular interest. We intend to resolve the local structure of the mixture around the cation, anion, and solute, but with particular focus on the ring hydrogens of the ionic liquid cation in order to probe possible H-bonding motifs.

Public release date: 31 March 2017

Principal Investigator: Dr Tristan Youngs
Experimenter: Mr Adam Turner
Experimenter: Professor John Holbrey
Experimenter: Dr Fergal Coleman
Experimenter: Dr Sarah Norman
Experimenter: Ms Jade McCune
Experimenter: Dr Gosia Swadzba-Kwasny
Experimenter: Ms Caithlin White
DOI: 10.5286/ISIS.E.44928045

ISIS Experiment Number: RB1320528

Part Number: 1

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Date of Experiment: 28 March 2014

Publisher: STFC ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

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