Protic ionic liquids based on phosphonium cations: Comparison with ammonium analogues

Usman Ali Rana, R. Vijayaraghavan, Mareike Walther, Jiazeng Sun, Angel A. J. Torriero, Maria Forsyth, Douglas R. MacFarlane

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Novel protic ionic liquids (PILs) based on a tributyl phosphonium cation have been synthesised and characterised, revealing that the phosphonium based ILs show high thermal stability, high ionic conductivity and facile proton reduction compared to the corresponding ammonium based ILs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11612-11614
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2011

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