Interfaces and surfaces are the regions where important actions happen. In this article we discuss the interface (liquid/air) properties of ionic liquids (ILs) containing dissolved metal ions and the possibility to use these surfaces in material sciences, separation procedures or as optical devices.
Ionic liquids are confined to nanoscopic geometries in applications from solar cells to lubrication. This Perspective surveys and discusses recent high-resolution measurements which reveal the liquid structure and dynamics in pores and thin films.
3DOM silicon films are first made by electrodeposition from an ionic liquid, which is a feasible and effective method. It could replicate the highly-ordered structure of a polystyrene colloidal crystal. Such 3DOM silicon films have a bandgap in the near infrared regime and have the potential for electrical and optical applications.
Electrospray ionisation of new Brønsted acidic ionic liquids (BAILs) leads to the formation of aggregates of the types Cation[Zwitterion]n+ and Dianion[Zwitterion]n2−, the collision-induced dissociations of which are investigated.
The ΔpKa dependencies of the physicochemical properties of a novel series of protic ionic liquids (PILs) based on an organic super-strong base were investigated to materialize tunable PILs with desirable chemistry.