Ionic liquids: The view from Mount Improbable

Maggel Deetlefs*, Markus Fanselow, Kenneth R. Seddon

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The ionic liquid literature has grown at a remarkable rate since 1998, making it increasingly difficult to assess the important research directions and the underlying, fundamental understanding of ionic liquids. This review is an attempt to examine the facts behind this publication phenomenon, to reveal both the advantages and disadvantages of huge publication rates, and to warn against the dangers of rampant and rapid publication - caveat emptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4280-4288
Number of pages9
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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