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Ionic Liquids

Classes and Properties

Edited by Scott Handy

Middle Tennessee State University

Room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are an interesting and valuable family of compounds. Although they are all salts, their components can vary considerably, including imidazolium, pyridinium, ammonium, phosphonium, thiazolium, and triazolium cations. In general, these cations have been combined with weakly coordinating anions. Common examples include tetrafluoroborate, hexafluorophosphate, triflate, triflimide, and dicyanimide. The list of possible anionic components continues to grow at a rapid rate. Besides exploring new anionic and cation components, another active and important area of research is the determinination and prediction of their physical properties, particularly since their unusual and tunable properties are so often mentioned as being one of the key advantages of RTILs over conventional solvents. Despite impressive progress, much work remains before the true power of RTILs as designer solvents (i.e. predictable selection of a particular RTIL for any given application) can be effectively harnessed.

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Ionic LiquidsClasses and PropertiesEdited by Scott Handy

Published: October 10th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/853

ISBN: 978-953-307-634-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4421-2

Copyright year: 2011

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54613 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

113 Web of Science Citations

71 Dimensions Citations


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1. 1,2,3-Triazolium Salts as a Versatile New Class of Ionic Liquids

By Zekarias Yacob and Jürgen Liebscher


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2. Thiazolium and Benzothiazolium Ionic Liquids

By Munawar Ali Munawar and Sohail Nadeem


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3. Glycoside-Based Ionic Liquids

By Robert Engel


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4. Ionic Liquids from (Meth) Acrylic Compounds

By Sindt M., Mieloszynski J.L. and Harmand J.


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5. Theoretical Description of Ionic Liquids

By Enrico Bodo and Valentina Migliorati


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6. Classical Density Functional Theory of Ionic Liquids

By Jan Forsman, Ryan Szparaga, Sture Nordholm, Clifford E.Woodward and Robert Penfold


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7. Interactions and Transitions in Imidazolium Cation Based Ionic Liquids

By Madhulata Shukla, Nitin Srivastava and Satyen Saha


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8. High Pressure Phase Behavior of Two Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids, [bmim][BF4] and [bmim][PF6]

By Yukihiro Yoshimura, Takekiyo Takekiyo, Yusuke Imai and Hiroshi Abe


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9. Dielectric Properties of Ionic Liquids Proposed to Be Used in Batteries

By Cserjési Petra, Göllei Attila, Bélafi-Bakó Katalin and Gubicza Lászlo


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10. Translational and Rotational Motions for TFSA-Based Ionic Liquids Studied by NMR Spectroscopy

By Kikuko Hayamizu


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11. Ionic Liquids Recycling for Reuse

By Samir I. Abu-Eishah


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12. Ionic Liquids in Green Carbonate Synthesis

By Jianmin Sun, Ruixia Liu, Shin-ichiro Fujita and Masahiko Arai


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13. Ionic Liquids in Polar Diels-Alder Reactions Using Carbocycles and Heterocycles as Dienophiles

By Mancini Pedro M.E., Kneeteman María, Della Rosa Claudia, Bravo Virginia and Adam Claudia


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