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Biodegradable ionic liquids
Part II. Effect of the anion and toxicology

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Abstract

Although ionic liquids are generally referred to in a ‘green’ context, little is known about their degradation in the environment. Part I of this series focused on the biodegradability of the commonly used dialkylimidazolium ionic liquids and the effect of the imidazolium cation on biodegradability. We now report the influence of the anion on biodegradability. Preliminary investigations into the toxicology of ionic liquids are also described.

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2004, accepted on 18 Nov 2004 and first published on 13 Dec 2004


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B411922C
Citation: Green Chem., 2005,7, 9-14
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    Biodegradable ionic liquids

    M. T. Garcia, N. Gathergood and P. J. Scammells, Green Chem., 2005, 7, 9
    DOI: 10.1039/B411922C

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