Binary Alkoxide Ionic Liquids

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

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Abstract

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
Volume6
Issue number11
Early online date25 Sep 2018
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2018

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    Base stable and basic ionic liquids for catalysis

    Author: McNeice, P., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Marr, A. (Supervisor), Seddon, K. (Supervisor) & Marr, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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