Crystal polymorphism in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium halides: supporting ionic liquid formation by inhibition of crystallization

John Holbrey, W.M. Reichert, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, S. Johnston, Kenneth Seddon, R.D. Rogers

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Crystallization of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride from mixed ionic liquid or ionic liquid-aromatic solution, and from the melt yields different crystalline polymorphs, the first direct evidence for inhibition of crystallization in ionic liquids by polymorphism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1636-1637
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2003


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