Structure of Ionic Liquid-Benzene Mixtures

Christopher Hardacre, Maggel Deetlefs, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, O. Sheppard, A.K. Soper

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Neutron diffraction has been used to investigate the structure of liquid mixtures of 1,3-dimethylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate with benzene. Two concentrations of benzene were investigated, namely, 33 mol % and 67 mol %, and show similar structures in each case. The presence of benzene significantly alters the ionic liquid structure, in particular, in the cation-cation interactions, in agreement with the single-crystal structure described recently (Holbrey, J. D.; Reichert, W. M.; Nieuwenhuyzen, M.; Sheppard, O.; Hardacre, C.; Rogers, R. D. Chem. Commun. 2003, 476). In each case, the data was analyzed using an empirical potential structure refinement process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1593-1598
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 03 Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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