Ionic Liquids with a Twist: New Routes to Liquid Salts


  • R.G. thanks the German Science Foundation (DFG) for funding through the Emmy Noether program and the special priority programs 1166 and 1191.


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Melting without heat: Attempts to design new ionic liquids (often functionalized) often lead to only “ionic solids”. Two recent studies demonstrate very promising and viable ways to “liquify” systems that are based on the common structural motifs that still dominate the literature (see picture; Tf2N=bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide.