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A general environmentally friendly access to long chain fatty acid ionic liquids (LCFA-ILs)

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Abstract

The development of bio-based ionic liquids (ILs) has attracted a great deal of interest in recent years. The so called long chain fatty acid ionic liquids (LCFA-ILs) represent a bio-based subfamily of hydrophobic ionic liquids. Here, a new preparation of the three major classes of LCFA-ILs (phosphonium, ammonium, imidazolium) is presented with the aim to overcome previous environmental synthetic issues. The undeniable interesting properties and potential applications of the LCFA-ILs often led to the underestimation of the drawbacks related to their synthetic pathways. Pure LCFA-ILs as well as cheaper mixture of LCFA-ILs have been obtained in a single step, in almost quantitative yields, and without production of waste water. The rheological and thermal stability properties of the prepared ILs have been analyzed.

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The article was received on 17 Mar 2017, accepted on 10 May 2017 and first published on 10 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00830A
Citation: Green Chem., 2017,19, 3103-3111
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    A general environmentally friendly access to long chain fatty acid ionic liquids (LCFA-ILs)

    A. Mezzetta, L. Guazzelli, M. Seggiani, C. S. Pomelli, M. Puccini and C. Chiappe, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 3103
    DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00830A

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