Ionic liquids in electrochemical devices and processes: Managing interfacial electrochemistry

Douglas Robert Macfarlane, Maria Forsyth, Patrick Craig Howlett, Jennifer Mary Pringle, Jiazeng Sun, Gary John Annat, Wayne Neil, Ekaterina Izgorodina

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Many ionic liquids offer a range of properties that make them attractive to the field of electrochemistry; indeed it was electrochemical research and applications that ushered in the modern era of interest in ionic liquids. In parallel with this, a variety of electrochemical devices including solar cells, high energy density batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors have become of intense interest as part of various proposed solutions to improve sustainability of energy supply in our societies. Much of our work over the last ten years has been motivated by such applications. Here we summarize the role of ionic liquids in these devices and the insights that the research provides for the broader field of interest of these fascinating liquids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165 - 1173
Number of pages9
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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