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Ionic Liquid

Ionic liquid (IL) is a salt which exists as a liquid under 100°C. It has a wide range of application, including solvents, antistatic agents, absorbents and so on.

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Ionic Liquid

A typical ionic compound like NaCl has a higher melting point (m.p. 800C) due to its strong electrostatic interaction between Na+ ion and Cl- ion. In case of IL, the interaction between a cation and an anion is prevented by their bulkiness and asymmetricity. These features make IL to form a weak ion pair. This is the reason for IL’s low m.p. Due to IL’s unusual property, there are many applications as below.

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Liquid Salt and Ionic Liquid Electrolyte Applications

Liquid Salt and Ionic Liquid Applications

In recent years, Liquid Salts and Ionic Liquid have been studied in the following fields.

CO2 Absorbent

Liquid salts and ionic liquid can capture carbon dioxide(CO2) specifically by physical absorption. They are expected to be applied as a CO2 absorbent for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). *1


Since liquid salt has high ionic conductivity, it can be used in many electronic devices. For example, researchers at Linköping University have developed a thermoelectric generator.*2 On the other hand, scientists from Russia and Finnish have invented a transparent electrode by combining liquid salt and SWNT.*3

Green Chemistry

Ionic liquid salt is used for pretreatment lignocellulosis biomass prior to enzymatic hydrolysis. *4

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