Ionic liquids: Improved syntheses and new products

A.J. Carmichael, Maggel Deetlefs, M.J. Earle, U. Frohlich, Kenneth Seddon

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We report here the improved syntheses of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquids. Microwave irradiation drastically reduces the preparation time of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium and N-alkylpyridinium halide salts and, in addition, three halide-free routes to ionic liquids have been developed. New, chiral, imidazolium-based ionic liquids were prepared using both conventional and halide-free procedures. Chirality was introduced in the new compounds at either the cation or the anion, or both.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic Liquids as Green Solvents
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780841219618
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISSN (Print)0097-6156


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