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Towards solvent-controlled reactivity in ionic liquids

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Ionic liquids are frequently touted as alternatives to traditional molecular solvents but are limited in their applicability as the outcome of reactions may be altered on moving from a molecular to an ionic solvent. This manuscript summarizes our progress towards a predictive framework through understanding how ionic solvents affect organic processes, with an emphasis on how these findings might be applied. Particularly, we will consider the importance of the mole fraction of the ionic liquid used, including some hitherto undisclosed results, as well as the importance of understanding the key interactions of the solvent with the components along the reaction coordinate. © 2013 IUPAC.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yau, H. M., Keaveney, S. T., Butler, B. J., Tanner, E. E. L., Guerry, M. S., George, S. R. D., . . . Harper, J. B. (2013). Towards solvent-controlled reactivity in ionic liquids. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 85(10), 1979-1990. doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-12-10-22

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84885049024

Start Page


  • 1979

End Page


  • 1990

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 10

Abstract


  • Ionic liquids are frequently touted as alternatives to traditional molecular solvents but are limited in their applicability as the outcome of reactions may be altered on moving from a molecular to an ionic solvent. This manuscript summarizes our progress towards a predictive framework through understanding how ionic solvents affect organic processes, with an emphasis on how these findings might be applied. Particularly, we will consider the importance of the mole fraction of the ionic liquid used, including some hitherto undisclosed results, as well as the importance of understanding the key interactions of the solvent with the components along the reaction coordinate. © 2013 IUPAC.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yau, H. M., Keaveney, S. T., Butler, B. J., Tanner, E. E. L., Guerry, M. S., George, S. R. D., . . . Harper, J. B. (2013). Towards solvent-controlled reactivity in ionic liquids. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 85(10), 1979-1990. doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-12-10-22

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84885049024

Start Page


  • 1979

End Page


  • 1990

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 10