Speciation of Chlorometallate Ionic Liquids Based on Gallium(III) and Indium(III)

Christopher Hardacre, Richard Murphy, Kenneth Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan, Malgorzata Swadzba-Kwasny

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A range of ionic liquids was prepared by mixing 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride with gallium(III) chloride or indium(III) chloride in various ratios, producing both acidic and basic compositions. Their speciation was investigated using Ga-71 NMR or In-115 NMR spectroscopy, as well as extended X-ray absorption fine structure. Polynuclear Lewis acidic anions, [MxCl3x+1](-), were found in chlorogallate(III) ionic liquids, but not in chloroindate(III) systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-848
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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