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Further investigation of the biodegradability of imidazolium ionic liquids

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Abstract

In continuation of our earlier investigations, this report presents a rationale behind the design of a series of imidazolium based ionic liquids and their biodegradation using the CO2 headspace test (ISO 14593 method, OECD 310). The effect on biodegradability of these salts through variation of the N-substituted side chains of imidazolium ions was examined further through incorporation of various functional groups and increased alkyl chain lengths. A series of anions containing moieties known to be biodegradable were also incorporated into a number of imidazolium based salts and examined in a similar fashion.

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The article was received on 14 Jan 2009, accepted on 02 Mar 2009 and first published on 18 Mar 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B900787C
Green Chem., 2009,11, 821-829

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    Further investigation of the biodegradability of imidazolium ionic liquids

    J. R. Harjani, J. Farrell, M. T. Garcia, R. D. Singer and P. J. Scammells, Green Chem., 2009, 11, 821
    DOI: 10.1039/B900787C

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