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Ionic liquid gel materials: applications in green and sustainable chemistry

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Ionic liquid gel materials offer a way to further utilise ionic liquids in technological applications. Combining the controlled and directed assembly of gels, with the diverse applications of ionic liquids, enables the design of a heady combination of functional tailored materials, leading to the development of task specific/functional ionic liquid gels. This review introduces gels and gel classification, focusing on ionic liquid gels and their potential roles in a more sustainable future. Ionic liquid gels provide the ability to build functionality at every level, the solid component, the ionic liquid, and any incorporated active functional agents. This allows materials to be custom designed for a vast assortment of applications. This diverse class of materials has the potential to yield functional materials for green and sustainable chemistry, energy, electronics, medicine, food, cosmetics, and more. The discussion of the development of ionic liquid gel materials for applications in green and sustainable chemistry centres on uses of ionic liquid gels in catalysis and energy.

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2015, accepted on 09 Nov 2015 and first published on 09 Nov 2015


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02277K
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Green Chem., 2016,18, 105-128

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    Ionic liquid gel materials: applications in green and sustainable chemistry

    P. C. Marr and A. C. Marr, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 105
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02277K

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