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Ionic Liquids UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews

ISBN: 978-0-470-07470-1
438 pages
December 2012
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Ionic Liquids UnCOILed presents decisively important reviews on new processes and recent developments in ionic liquid technology with an emphasis on commercial applications in which ionic liquids are replacing, or may replace, processes currently using conventional solvents. Ranging from applied to theoretical, synthetic to analytical, and biotechnological to electrochemical, the book features eleven chapters written by an international group of key academic and industrial chemists, exercising the judicious evaluation which they are uniquely qualified to do. This book is a must for R&D chemists in industrial, governmental and academic laboratories, and for commercial developers of environmentally-friendly, sustainable processes.

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Table of Contents

COIL Conferences vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

Contributors xi

Abbreviations xiii

1 Electrodeposition from Ionic Liquids: Interface Processes, Ion Effects, and Macroporous Structures 1
Frank Endres, Natalia Borisenko, Rihab Al Salman, Mohammad Al Zoubi, Alexandra Prowald, Timo Carstens, and Sherif Zein El Abedin

2 Interfaces of Ionic Liquids (1) 29
Werner Freyland

3 Interfaces of Ionic Liquids (2) 51
Robert Hayes, Deborah Wakeham, and Rob Atkin

4 Ionic Liquids in Separation Science 87
Christa M. Graham and Jared L. Anderson

5 Separation Processes with Ionic Liquids 119
Wytze (G. W.) Meindersma and André B. De Haan

6 Theoretical Approaches to Ionic Liquids: From Past History to Future Directions 181
Ekaterina I. Izgorodina

7 Ionic Liquids Derived from Natural Sources 231
Junko Kagimoto and Hiroyuki Ohno

8 Ionic Liquids Studied at Ultra-High Vacuum 251
Kevin R.J. Lovelock and Peter Licence

9 Pioneering Biological Processes in the Presence of Ionic Liquids: The Potential of Filamentous Fungi 283
Marija Petkovic and Cristina Silva Pereira

10 Use of Ionic Liquids in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells 305
Jennifer M. Pringle

11 Phase Behaviour of Gases in Ionic Liquids 349
Mark B. Shifl ett and Akimichi Yokozeki

Index 387

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Author Information

Dr. Natalia V. Plechkova attained her BSc and MSc in chemical engineering at the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, and her PhD in chemistry, under the guidance of Professor Seddon. Since then she has been a research fellow and project manager in the QUILL (Queens University Ionic Liquid Laboratories) Research Centre, focusing on various aspects of ionic liquids, including their synthesis, characterization and applications.

Prof. Kenneth R. Seddon is Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Queens University of Belfast, and director of the QUILL Research Centre, a world-leading industrial-academic consortium which was awarded the 2006 Queens’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education and has just been involved with implementing a full-scale process for removing mercury from natural gas streams with Petronas Chemicals.

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