Enhanced antimicrobial activities of 1-alkyl-3-methyl imidazolium ionic liquids based on silver or copper containing anions

Brendan Gilmore, Gavin Andrews, Gabor Borberly, Martyn J. Earle, Manuela Gilea, Sean Gorman, Andrew F. Lowry, Martin McLaughlin, Kenneth Seddon

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Abstract

We have developed a series of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrachlorocuprate(II) and dibromoargentate(I) ionic liquids with enhanced antimicrobial activity when compared with 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquids. These new ionic liquids proved to be effective against a range of pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-876
JournalNew journal of chemistry
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Materials Chemistry

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