From Dysfunction to Bis-function: On the Design and Applications of Functionalised Ionic Liquids

Authors

  • Zhaofu Fei Dr.,

    1. Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 21-6939885
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  • Tilmann J. Geldbach Dr.,

    1. Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 21-6939885
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  • Dongbin Zhao,

    1. Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 21-6939885
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  • Paul J. Dyson Prof.

    1. Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 21-6939885
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Abstract

Some of the recent developments concerning the synthesis, properties and applications of functionalised ionic liquids are highlighted. Various strategies are presented, including functionalisation of the cation, anion or both cation and anion in the same ionic liquid, leading to what has been termed dual-functionalised ionic liquids. Particular attention is given to the application of functionalised ionic liquids as reaction media, to stabilise nanoparticles/modify surfaces and to generate porous materials.

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