Ionic liquids-progress on the fundamental issues

Douglas Robert Macfarlane, Kenneth R Seddon

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Ionic liquids challenge conventional descriptions of fluids in a variety of ways. In the past, it has been common to oversimplify their behaviour and to ignore the complexity that was possible, given the burgeoning range of ionic liquids available. Here we discuss what is meant by the term ionic liquid and some of the key fundamental issues in understanding their properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3 - 5
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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