Low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) for ionic liquids: the role of hydrogen bonding and sterics in the formation of stable low molecular weight ionic liquid gels

Peter McNeice, Yingying Zhao, Jianxun Wang,, Gerard Donnelly, Patricia Marr

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Abstract

Low molecular weight gelators capable of forming a gel with an ionic liquid are rare. We report the ability of 3 sugar based gelators from renewable resources (derived from isosorbide and mannitol) to form gels with 21 ionic liquids comprising a range of cations and anions that are commonly applied in a variety of technologies. It was found that the combined consideration of Kamlet–Taft values with ionic liquid size and shape gives a useful predictor of successful gel formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4690-4697
Number of pages8
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume19
Early online date04 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • IONIC LIQUIDS
  • Gels
  • low molecular weight gelators
  • ionogels
  • ion gel

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