Thermodynamics and Micro Heterogeneity of Ionic Liquids

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The high degree of organisation in the fluid phase of room-temperature ionic liquids has major consequences on their macroscopic properties, namely on their behaviour as solvents. This nanoscale self-organisation is the result of an interplay between two types of interaction in the liquid phase - Coulomb and van der Waals - that eventually leads to the formation of medium-range structures and the recognition of some ionic liquids as composed of a high-charge density, cohesive network permeated by low-charge density regions. In this chapter, the structure of the ionic liquids will be explored and some of their consequences to the properties of ionic liquids analyzed.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationIonic liquids
EditorsB. Kirchner
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-017797/978-3-642-01780-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Chemistry
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0340-1022

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