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|Title:||Do all ionic liquids need organic cations? Characterisation of [AlCl2·nAmide]+ AlCl4(-) and comparison with imidazolium based systems.|
|Citation:||CHEM COMMUN (CAMB), 2011, 47 (12), pp. 3523-3525|
|Abstract:||The addition of a simple amide to AlCl(3) causes the formation of a liquid of the form [AlCl(2)·nAmide](+) AlCl(4)(-). The material thus produced is liquid over a wide temperature range, is relatively insensitive to water and has the properties of an ionic liquid. This ionic liquid is shown to be a suitable medium for the acetylation of ferrocene and the electrodeposition of aluminium and demonstrated that quaternary ammonium cations are not always needed to form ionic liquids.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Chemistry|
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