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Ionic liquids are not always green: hydrolysis of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate

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1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium fluoride hydrate has been identified crystallographically as a decomposition product created during purification of the hydrophobic ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate. This highlights the need to treat ionic liquids much as one would any other research chemical with potentially hazardous properties, unknown toxicity and/or stability, particularly when searching for ‘green solvents’.

Graphical abstract: Ionic liquids are not always green: hydrolysis of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate

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Submitted
22 Apr 2003
First published
09 Jul 2003

Green Chem., 2003,5, 361-363
Article type
Communication

Ionic liquids are not always green: hydrolysis of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate

R. P. Swatloski, J. D. Holbrey and R. D. Rogers, Green Chem., 2003, 5, 361
DOI: 10.1039/B304400A

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