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Issue 8, 2014
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Designing ionic liquids for absorptive cooling

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A computational methodology for designing ionic liquids (ILs) with an enhanced water absorption capacity to be used in absorption-refrigeration systems is presented here. It is based on increasing the hydrogen bond (HB)-acceptor ability of the anion and combining it with a cation that presents a weak cation–anion interaction. Employing this strategy, we identified and prepared three novel dianionic ILs with an enhanced water absorption capacity, larger than LiBr.

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The article was received on 23 May 2014, accepted on 16 Jun 2014 and first published on 17 Jun 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00954A
Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 3741-3745

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    Designing ionic liquids for absorptive cooling

    K. A. Kurnia, S. P. Pinho and J. A. P. Coutinho, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3741
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00954A

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