Development of reactive ionic liquids for future industrial applications in Australia

  • Bond, Alan (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Burrell, Geoffrey (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Deacon, Glen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Macfarlane, Douglas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Separovic, Frances (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Burgar, Matija Iko (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Dunlop, Noel (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this project is to develop highly novel processes using metastable ionic liquids as catalysts and/or facilitating agents to: promote miscibility of materials, generate new redox/electrochemical reactions to dissolve materials, optimise the temperature initiation of the catalytic activity, and control a condensation reaction leading to improved products like adhesives, resins and nano-particle condensates. This project will be based on design, synthesis and application developments with ionic liquids tailored to the production conditions of Orica's chemical products. The outcome of this work will help to develop better catalysts and processes with the ability to reduce the cost in terms of energy and carbon dioxide emission.
Effective start/end date8/02/0631/12/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$482,709.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$140,850.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$73,950.00
  • Orica Ltd: A$450,000.00
  • University of Melbourne