Binary Alkoxide Ionic Liquids

Peter McNeice, Andrew C. Marr, Patricia C. Marr, Martyn J. Earle, Kenneth R. Seddon

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Strongly basic, stable ionic liquids are rare. We report the synthesis of a series of stable binary alkoxide ionic liquids. The Hammett Basicity of these ionic liquids is comparable to or greater than traditional bases such as pyridine and NaOMe. The ionic liquids catalyse the Knoevenagel condensation of malononitrile and benzaldehyde, with the best system displaying higher activity than pyridine and NaOMe; and the Aldol condensation of acetone and benzaldehyde.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13676–13680
Number of pages5
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Issue number11
Early online date25 Sept 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2018


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