Application of clean technologies using electrochemistry in ionic liquids
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2011 Curtin University of Technology and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 14–23, January/February 2012
How to Cite
Doherty, A.P., Diaconu, L., Marley, E., Spedding, P. L., Barhdadi, R. and Troupel, M. (2012), Application of clean technologies using electrochemistry in ionic liquids. Asia-Pacific Jrnl of Chem. Eng, 7: 14–23. doi: 10.1002/apj.529
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 7 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 9 AUG 2010
- ionic liquids;
- redox catalysis;
- green chemistry
Rising costs and green environmental concerns have focused attention on more efficient way of producing chemical products. Room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs), especially in combination with electrochemical activation, provide promise of reduction pollution in processing because of their recyclability and low vapour loss factors. The fundamental and applied aspects of electrolytic processing in ionic liquid media are discussed using data from various direct and catalytic redox processes. It is shown that ionic liquids are potentially very useful for performing important redox transformations, for example alcohol oxidations, carboxylations and CO2 capture. These results indicated that electrolytic transformations in RTIL media are feasible which present opportunities for developing new real chemical processing applications. The opportunities and challenges for electrochemical engineers in this field are outlined and discussed. Copyright © 2011 Curtin University of Technology and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.