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An introduction to zwitterionic salts

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Zwitterionic salts are hybrid materials, incorporating some characteristics of zwitterions and of ionic liquids, e.g. numerous options for structural design and functionalisation. They are comprised of cations and anions in which an additional zwitterionic moiety is embedded into either the cation or the anion. Such materials are characterised by having extended polar domains and high hydrophilicity. Here, we present results from the study of novel zwitterionic salts that are representative examples of this class of materials and illustrate the potential to exploit their functionalities and high hydrophilicity.

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The article was received on 23 May 2017, accepted on 20 Jun 2017 and first published on 19 Jul 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01523B
Citation: Green Chem., 2017,19, 4007-4011

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    An introduction to zwitterionic salts

    M. Blesic, B. F. Gilmore, J. D. Holbrey, J. Jacquemin, G. Level, P. Nockemann and L. Stella, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4007
    DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01523B

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