1. Ionic Liquid and Petrochemistry: A Patent Survey

  1. Natalia V. Plechkova and
  2. Kenneth R. Seddon
  1. Philippe Bonnet1,
  2. Anne Pigamo1,
  3. Didier Bernard2 and
  4. Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou2

Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118839706.ch1

Ionic Liquids Further UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews

Ionic Liquids Further UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews

How to Cite

Bonnet, P., Pigamo, A., Bernard, D. and Olivier-Bourbigou, H. (2014) Ionic Liquid and Petrochemistry: A Patent Survey, in Ionic Liquids Further UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews (eds N. V. Plechkova and K. R. Seddon), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118839706.ch1

Editor Information

  1. The Queen's University of Belfast

Author Information

  1. 1

    ARKEMA Centre de Recherche Rhône-Alpes, Rue Henri Moissan, Pierre-Bénitecedex, France

  2. 2

    IFP Energies nouvelles, Rond-point de L’échangeur de Solaize, Solaize, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2014
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118438633

Online ISBN: 9781118839706

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Keywords:

  • acidic catalysts;
  • biopolymers;
  • catalytic systems;
  • ionic liquids;
  • petrochemistry;
  • solvents

Summary

Industrial applications of ionic liquids in petrochemistry have been reviewed through the US and EP granted patents published from 1990 to 2010. A Chemical Abstracts search on the STN host retrieved about 300 patents, about 130 of them found relevant and are fully analysed in this chapter. This survey has been divided into six thematic sections: new formulations and methods of fabrication for an improved use of ionic liquids; separation processes using ionic liquids; use of ionic liquids as additives with specific properties; use of ionic liquids as both acidic catalysts and solvents; applications of ionic liquids as solvents of catalytic systems; and ionic liquids and biopolymers. Our study has been complemented by a short description of the emerging areas concerning ionic liquids using the patent applications published during the past five years.