Assessing the dispersive and electrostatic components of the cohesive energy or ionic liquids using molecular dynamics simulations and molar refraction data

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Molecular dynamics simulations were used to calculate the density and the cohesive molar internal energy of seventeen different ionic liquids in the liquid phase. The results were correlated with previously reported experimental density and molar refraction data. The link between the dispersive component of the total cohesive energy of the fluid and the corresponding molar refraction was established in an unequivocal way. The results have shown that the two components of the total cohesive energy (dispersive and electrostatic) exhibit strikingly different trends and ratios along different families of ionic liquids, a notion that may help explain their diverse behavior toward different molecular solutes and solvents.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)5831-5834
JournalJournal Of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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