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Ionic liquids: the view from Mount Improbable

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The ionic liquid literature has grown at a remarkable rate since 1998, making it increasingly difficult to assess the important research directions and the underlying, fundamental understanding of ionic liquids. This review is an attempt to examine the facts behind this publication phenomenon, to reveal both the advantages and disadvantages of huge publication rates, and to warn against the dangers of rampant and rapid publication – caveat emptor.

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Submitted
01 Apr 2015
Accepted
01 Dec 2015
First published
12 Jan 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 4280-4288
Article type
Review Article

Ionic liquids: the view from Mount Improbable

M. Deetlefs, M. Fanselow and K. R. Seddon, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 4280
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05829E

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