Long-Alkyl-Chain Quaternary Ammonium Lactate Based Ionic Liquids (pages 9305–9311)
Jacek Cybulski, Anna Wiśniewska, Anna Kulig-Adamiak, Lidia Lewicka, Anna Cieniecka-Rosłonkiewicz, Kazimierz Kita, Andrzej Fojutowski, Jan Nawrot, Katarzyna Materna and Juliusz Pernak
Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800973
A novel group of ionic liquids! Lactate-based ionic liquids are cheap, multifunctional, and environmentally friendly. Didecyldimethylammonium and benzalkonium lactates have been found to be very effective antibacterial and antifungal agents (see graphic). Moreover, they have also been shown to be good insect-feeding deterrents. Their acute oral toxicity has also been studied and the toxicological data are presented.