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Recent advances in ionic liquid catalysis

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Abstract

Due to their unique properties, ionic liquids have offered great potential for developing clean catalytic technologies. After a short introduction of their advantages in green catalysis, recent advances in ionic liquid catalysis are reviewed with emphasis on four hot fields, viz. biomass conversion in ionic liquids, catalytic production of fine chemicals in ionic liquids, supported ionic liquid phase catalysis, as well as Friedel–Crafts reactions in ionic liquids. In particular, through selected samples, we show here the advantages and potential of ionic liquids in exploring cleaner catalytic technologies, as compared to traditional catalytic processes. Finally, further development of ILs in catalysis is briefly prospected.

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2011, accepted on 15 Jul 2011 and first published on 23 Aug 2011


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15334J
Green Chem., 2011,13, 2619-2637

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    Recent advances in ionic liquid catalysis

    Q. Zhang, S. Zhang and Y. Deng, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 2619
    DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15334J

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