Raman spectroscopic study of the vapor phase of l-Methylimidazolium ethanoate, a protic ionic liquid

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The gas phase over the ionic liquid l-methylimidazolium eihanoate, [Hmim][O2CCH3] was studied by means of Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectra are presented, the species in the gas phase;Ire identified, and their bands arc assigned. The results;ire interpreted using ab initio quantum mechanical calculations that also predict vibrational spectra. The obtained data reinforce a previous interpretation, based on FT-ICR mass spectrometric data, that the vapor phase over [Hmim][O2CCH3] consists predominantly of two neutral molecules, monomeric ethanoic acid and 1-methylimidazole.
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Pages (from-to)10834-10841
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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