Ionic liquids - the combinatorial challenge

Lisa Agocs, John Holbrey, Kenneth Seddon

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Ambient temperature ionic liquids possess a remarkable range of desirable intrinsic characteristics, namely, negligible vapour pressure, wide liquidus range, thermal stability, high ionic conductivity and a wide electrochemical window. Their exploitation as catalysts, selective material-extraction media, liquid crystals, electrochemical process media, and solvents is in its infancy, especially as clean technology candidates [1]. The archetypal systems for homogeneous catalytic exploration are 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride — aluminium(III) chloride, [emim]Cl-AlCl3 and 1-butylpyridinium chloride — aluminium(III) chloride, [Bupy]Cl-AlCl3 [2]. However, other water and/or air-stable ionic liquids [3] have been reported as catalytically active [4].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombinatorial Catalysis and High Throughput Catalyst Design and Testing
EditorsEric Derouane, Francisco Lemos, Avelino Corma, Fernando Rebeiro
Place of PublicationDordrecht
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-4329-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-7923-6628-7
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Name NATO Science Series

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