A Roadmap to Uranium Ionic Liquids: Anti-Crystal Engineering (pages 6482–6493)
Damla Yaprak, Dr. Eike T. Spielberg, Dr. Tobias Bäcker, Mark Richter, Dr. Bert Mallick, Prof. Dr. Axel Klein and Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring
Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201303333
IL effects: Eight tris(N,N-dialkyldithiocarbamato)uranylates (see scheme) are synthesized as salts of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium to study the impact of structural variations on the thermal behavior. Room-temperature ionic liquids are obtained with highly asymmetric ligands. Combining low melting points, stable complex formation, and hydrophobicity, these materials qualify for nuclear fuel purification and recovery.