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Tetrakis(decyl)ammonium tetraphenylborate: a novel electrolyte for non-polar media

Abstract

It has been shown that an ionic electrolyte can be dissolved in cyclohexane to give conducting solutions. The equivalent conductivity was analysed as a function of concentration and these data were used to calculate the ion-pair and triple-ion association constants and the distance of closest approach of the ions. It has been shown that, even with these bulky ions, interpenetrating ion pairs are formed. X-Ray crystallography shows that the quaternary ammonium cation is not tetrahedral and minimum-energy calculations suggest that these ions are in fact disc-like, allowing a distance of approach which is less than the hard-sphere radii.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/FT9969201747
J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans., 1996,92, 1747-1749

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    Tetrakis(decyl)ammonium tetraphenylborate: a novel electrolyte for non-polar media

    A. P. Abbott, T. A. Claxton, J. Fawcett and J. C. Harper, J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans., 1996, 92, 1747
    DOI: 10.1039/FT9969201747

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