1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazolate: a novel ionic liquid containing a rigid, planar energetic anion

A.R. Katritzky, S. Singh, K. Kirichenko, John Holbrey, M. Smiglak, W.M. Reichert, R.D. Rogers

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The novel ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazolate has been synthesized and exhibits an unexpectedly low melting point (35 degreesC) considering the size and shape of the rigid, planar anion; analogous tetraalkylammonium salts (methyl, ethyl and n-butyl) have also been prepared and the tetraethylammonium example was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-870
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2005


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