Fast Oxidative Removal of Refractory Aromatic Sulfur Compounds by a Magnetic Ionic Liquid
W. Jiang, W. Zhu, H. Li, J. Xue, J. Xiong, Y. Chang, H. Liu and Z. Zhao
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201300376
Different magnetic ionic liquids (MIL) were synthesized and characterized. The MIL [C3H6COOHmim]Cl/2FeCl3 with H2O2 as oxidant was able to remove benzothiophene and dibenzothiophene completely from a model oil under mild conditions. The magnetic ionic liquid and the model oil could then be easily separated through magnet-assisted decantation.