|Title of host publication||Kirk‐Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Mar 2019|
An overview of the field of ionic liquids is presented, including the nomenclature and types of ionic liquids. Their synthesis and purification methods are described, along with typical characterisation procedures and general physico‐chemical properties. The various applications of ionic liquids are also summarised including in batteries, in green chemistry as low vapour pressure solvents, in medicinal chemistry and in protein stabilisation.