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Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Herein we report the chemotactic behaviour of self-propelled droplets

    composed solely of the ionic liquid trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium

    chloride ([P6,6,6,14][Cl]). These droplets spontaneously move along an

    aqueous-air boundary in the direction of chloride gradients to specific

    destinations due to asymmetric release of [P6,6,6,14]

    + cationic surfactant

    from the droplet into the aqueous phase.

UOW Authors


  •   Francis, Wayne (external author)
  •   Fay, Cormac
  •   Florea, Larisa (external author)
  •   Diamond, Dermot (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Francis, W., Fay, C., Florea, L. & Diamond, D. (2015). Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets. Chemical Communications, 51 (12), 2342-2344.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84921851450

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 2342

End Page


  • 2344

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Herein we report the chemotactic behaviour of self-propelled droplets

    composed solely of the ionic liquid trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium

    chloride ([P6,6,6,14][Cl]). These droplets spontaneously move along an

    aqueous-air boundary in the direction of chloride gradients to specific

    destinations due to asymmetric release of [P6,6,6,14]

    + cationic surfactant

    from the droplet into the aqueous phase.

UOW Authors


  •   Francis, Wayne (external author)
  •   Fay, Cormac
  •   Florea, Larisa (external author)
  •   Diamond, Dermot (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Francis, W., Fay, C., Florea, L. & Diamond, D. (2015). Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets. Chemical Communications, 51 (12), 2342-2344.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84921851450

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 2342

End Page


  • 2344

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom