Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 12, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets

Author affiliations

Abstract

Herein we report the chemotactic behaviour of self-propelled droplets composed solely of the ionic liquid trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium chloride ([P6,6,6,14][Cl]). These droplets spontaneously move along an aqueous-air boundary in the direction of chloride gradients to specific destinations due to asymmetric release of [P6,6,6,14]+ cationic surfactant from the droplet into the aqueous phase.

Graphical abstract: Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
18 Nov 2014
Accepted
19 Dec 2014
First published
19 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 2342-2344
Article type
Communication
Author version available

Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets

W. Francis, C. Fay, L. Florea and D. Diamond, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2342
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09214G

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements