Liquid clathrate formation in ionic liquid-aromatic mixtures

John Holbrey, W.M. Reichert, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, O. Sheppard, Christopher Hardacre, R.D. Rogers

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1-Alkyl-3-methylimidazolium containing ionic liquids with hexafluorophosphate, bis(trifyl)imide, tetrafluoroborate, and chloride anions form liquid clathrates when mixed with aromatic hydrocarbons; in the system 1,3-dimethylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate-benzene, the aromatic solute could be trapped in the solid state forming a crystalline 2: 1 inclusion compound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2003

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  • Chemistry(all)


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