Redox-active Immobilized Ionic Liquids and Polymer Ionic Liquids
This chapter provides an overview of a novel family of ionic liquids, redox-active ionic liquids and redox polymer ionic liquids. The flexible design of this new family of ionic liquids allows for the tuning of various properties. Then, these compounds can act as multifunctional materials for diverse applications. In this chapter, different approaches and procedures for immobilizing redox-active ionic liquids, from thin layers to polymers, are mentioned and reviewed. Importantly, polymer ionic liquids have largely contributed to recent advances in polymer sciences and are becoming key materials in different fields, such as energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors), energy conversion (actuators), and information processing (sensors).