Optically responsive ionogels



Neutron datasets from ISIS, RB1320201

Abstract: Ionic liquids with 4-cyanopyridinium-based cations have been shown to form exceptionally colourful charge-transfer complexes with polyaromatic moleules such as naphthalene. Immobilisation of the ionic liquids through confinement within silica ionogels forms the basis for potentially new optical sensing technologies. The objectives of this proposal is to provide information on (i) the structure of the silica-confined ionic liquid, which will be compared with previous bulk ionic liquid data, and (ii) to explore the differences in the response of such ionogels to the two aromatic liquids, 1-methylnaphthalene and toluene, where a coloured charge transfer complex is formed in the former case and not in the latter.

Public release date: 31 October 2016

Principal Investigator: Professor John Holbrey

Experimenter: Mr Adam Turner

Experimenter: Dr Tristan Youngs

Experimenter: Dr Sarah Norman

Experimenter: Dr Fergal Coleman

Experimenter: Ms Jade McCune

Experimenter: Ms Caithlin White

Experimenter: Dr Gosia Swadzba-Kwasny

DOI: 10.5286/ISIS.E.42591561

ISIS Experiment Number: RB1320201

Part Number: 1

Date of Experiment: 26 October 2013

Publisher: STFC ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

Data format: RAW/Nexus

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Date made available2013
PublisherSTFC ISIS
Date of data production23 Oct 2013 - 31 Oct 2013

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