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PTC Seminar: Understanding Ionic Liquids from the Electronic Structure Up

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  • UserDr Patricia A. Hunt, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College
  • ClockTuesday 17 October 2017, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseHaworth 203.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti.

PTC Seminar hosted by Prof. Roy L. Johnston

Ionic liquids are novel solvents and electrolytes composed entirely of discrete ions. A key feature of ionic liquids is the ability to tailor physico-chemical properties by varying the constituent ions. A large number of ion combinations are possible (perhaps 1 trillion), which opens up a myriad of potential applications. Ionic liquids are being explored for an astonishingly wide range of applications, highlights include: advanced functional materials, engineering fluids, electrolytes in electrochemical applications, energetic materials, favourable solvating properties for extraction, separations and catalysis, bio-catalysis, biomass processing and pharmaceutical formulation and delivery. ILs are being explored for use in industry, in energy applications, in technological devices and for health applications. However, advances are being hampered by an inability to predict, or even rationalise, ionic liquid properties. Computational (quantum chemical) studies can provide insight into the molecular level interactions within ionic liquids, thus establishing a link between the constituent ions and the resultant physico-chemical properties of an ionic liquid. In this talk I will focus on two very different areas where ionic liquids are having an impact, hydrogen bonding (for bio-relevant applications) and hallometallates (for electrochemical applications).

This talk is part of the School of Chemistry Seminars series.

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