Speciation of chloroindate(III) ionic liquids

D.C. Apperley, Christopher Hardacre, P. Licence, R.W. Murphy, Natalia Plechkova, Kenneth Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan, Malgorzata Swadzba-Kwasny, I.J. Villar-Garcia

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A range of chloroindate(III) ionic liquid systems was prepared by mixing of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride with indium(III) chloride in various ratios, expressed as the mol fraction of indium(III) chloride, chi(InCl3). For chi(InCl3) 0.50, the products were biphasic (suspensions of a solid in an ionic liquid). Speciation of these chloroindate(III) systems was carried out using a wide range of techniques: differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarised optical microscopy (POM), liquid-state and solid-state In-115 NMR spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). Ionic liquids prepared using an excess of the organic chloride (chi(InCl3) 0.5) contained indium(III) chloride powder suspended in a neutral tetrachloroindate ionic liquid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8679-8687
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 07 Oct 2010

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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    Apperley, D. C., Hardacre, C., Licence, P., Murphy, R. W., Plechkova, N., Seddon, K., Srinivasan, G., Swadzba-Kwasny, M., & Villar-Garcia, I. J. (2010). Speciation of chloroindate(III) ionic liquids. Dalton Transactions, 39(37), 8679-8687. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0dt00497a