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Designing the ammonium cation to achieve a higher hydrophilicity of bistriflimide-based ionic liquids

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Abstract

In this work, we have found complete water miscibility for a priori, water immiscible (highly hydrophobic) ionic liquids by chemical manipulation of the quaternary ammonium cation grafted with hydroxyethyl moieties. Specifically, we were able to obtain bistriflimide-based ionic liquids completely miscible with water, even below room temperature. The underlying reason is the full integration of the OH groups of the cation in the continuous H-bonded network of water.

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2018, accepted on 06 Jun 2018 and first published on 06 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03398F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, Advance Article
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    Designing the ammonium cation to achieve a higher hydrophilicity of bistriflimide-based ionic liquids

    A. M. de Ferro, P. M. Reis, M. R. C. Soromenho, C. E. S. Bernardes, K. Shimizu, A. A. Freitas, J. M. S. S. Esperança, J. N. Canongia Lopes and L. P. N. Rebelo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03398F

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