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Novel imidazolinium ionic liquids and organic salts

journal contribution
posted on 20.03.2015, 00:00 authored by A L Chong, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, D R Macfarlane
The preparation and physical properties of a novel family of ionic liquids and organic salts based on the imidazolinium cation are described, and compared with their imidazolium analogues in some cases. Ionic liquids were obtained with the triflate, formate and salicylate anions, while > 100 °C melting points were observed with acetate and several other benzoate derivatives. The triflate salt was less ion-conductive than the corresponding imidazolium salt, but less so than expected on the basis of its viscosity, suggesting a contribution from proton conductivity. The electrochemical window of the imidazolinium was slightly extended in the reductive direction, due to the lower proton activity produced by the cation in this case. Imidazolinium salts are also known to exhibit anti-corrosion properties and hence a preliminary study of this property is also reported; 2-methylimidazolinium 4-hydroxycinnamate was found to show strong anodic corrosion inhibition on mild steel.

History

Journal

Electrochimica acta

Volume

159

Pagination

219 - 226

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1873-3859

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Elsevier