The development of novel task specific and biodegradable ionic liquids

  • Scammells, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Singer, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The advance of Green Chemistry has become a forefront issue in mainstream chemistry. Green Chemistry is aimed at the reduction or elimination of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. The advent of ionic liquids (ILs) has made a significatn contribution towards these goals. ILs have many beneficial properties including non-volatility, non-flammability, and a large stable liquid range. As ILs advance from academic curiosities to industrial solvents, the need to address the issue of their biodegradability and toxicity is paramount. The key objective of this project is to design new biodegradable and task specific ILs for environmentally friendly industrial use.
Effective start/end date20/07/0531/12/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD51,100.00