On the dissolution of non-metallic solid elements (sulfur, selenium, tellurium and phosphorus) in ionic liquids

E. Boros, Martyn Earle, M.A. Gilea, Andreas Metlen, A.V. Mudring, F. Rieger, A.J. Robertson, Kenneth Seddon, A.A. Tomaszowska, L. Trusov, Joseph Vyle

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Abstract

Ionic liquids are shown to be good solvents for elemental sulfur, selenium, phosphorus and tellurium, and can be designed to maximise the solubility of these elements. The presence of the [S-3](center dot-) radical anion in diluted solutions of sulfur in some ionic liquids has been confirmed, and is the origin of their intense blue colour (cf. lapis lazuli).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-718
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Boros, E., Earle, M., Gilea, M. A., Metlen, A., Mudring, A. V., Rieger, F., Robertson, A. J., Seddon, K., Tomaszowska, A. A., Trusov, L., & Vyle, J. (2010). On the dissolution of non-metallic solid elements (sulfur, selenium, tellurium and phosphorus) in ionic liquids. Chemical Communications, 46(5), 716-718. https://doi.org/10.1039/b910469k