Applications of ionic liquids in the chemical industry

Natalia V. Plechkova*, Kenneth R. Seddon

*Corresponding author for this work

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In contrast to a recently expressed, and widely cited, view that "Ionic liquids are starting to leave academic labs and find their way into a wide variety of industrial applications", we demonstrate in this critical review that there have been parallel and collaborative exchanges between academic research and industrial developments since the materials were first reported in 1914 (148 references) This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-150
Number of pages28
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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