Ionic Liquids

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKirk‐Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2019

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Kar, M., Matuszek, K., & MacFarlane, D. R. (2019). Ionic Liquids. In Kirk‐Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/0471238961.ionisedd.a01.pub2