Synthesis, purification and characterization of ionic liquids

Bronya Clare, Amal Sirwardana, Douglas Macfarlane

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Abstract

The synthesis, purification and characterization of ionic liquids is reviewed. The major synthetic routes to low melting ionic salts are described in detail. The intrinsic properties of ionic liquids make purification difficult and therefore a special emphasis is placed on currently employed purification methodologies. Synthetic methods which are designed to avoid specific impurities are also discussed. For the same reasons highlighted above characterization of ionic liquids presents unique challenges; the available methods and some of the issues of their use are also reviewed. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic Liquids
EditorsProf Barbara Kirchner
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-40
Number of pages40
Volume290
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9783642017797
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Chemistry
Volume290
ISSN (Print)03401022

Keywords

  • Characterization
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Purification
  • Synthesis

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