Small-angle scattering from long-chain alkylimidazolium-based ionic liquids

Christopher Hardacre, John Holbrey, S.E.J. McMath, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen

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This paper compares the structure of 1-alkyl-3-methylim ridazolium salts using SAXS and X-ray reflectivity. A range of anions have been investigated namely chloride, bromide, trifluoromethanesulfonate (OTf), bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (TFI) and tetrachloropalladate(II) with cation alkyl chains ranging from n = 12-20. In general, the salts show liquid crystalline behaviour whose structure is still observed on melting into an isotropic liquid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationonic Liquids: Industrial Applications for Green Chemistry
EditorsKenneth Seddon, Robin Rogers
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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