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Ionic liquids

Iconic Liquids

 

Ionic liquids are salts which are fluid at ambient temperatures. They have several advantages over conventional molecular solvents, which make them environmentally compatible:

  • Dissolves many different inorganic and organic materials
  • Highly polar
  • Consist of loosely co-ordinating bulky ions
  • Very low vapour pressure
  • Liquid window of up to 300 ºC enabling wide kinetic control
  • Most liquids thermally stable >200 ºC
  • Immiscible with many organic solvents
  • Non-aqueous polar alternatives for phase transfer processes
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Easy to handle and store

We have identified a large number of opportunities that take advantage of the features listed above:

  • Metal Plating
  • Electropolishing
  • Metal Reprocessing
  • Phase transfer media