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Geminal Ionic Liquids: A Combined Approach to Investigate their Tridimensional Structure

  • Autori: D'Anna, F.; Ferrante, F.; Noto, R.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2009
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: ionic liquids, molecular dynamics, nmr spectroscopy
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Different investigations, such as 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, resonance light scattering spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, have been jointly used to achieve a deeper understanding of the degree of structural order in two geminal ionic liquids. In particular, 3,3’-di-n-butyl-1,1’-(1,3- phenylenedimethylene)diimidazolium and 3,3’-di-n-butyl-1,1’-(1,4-phenylenedimethylene) diimidazolium bis- ACHTUNGTRENUNG[bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide] have been studied. These geminal ionic liquids were chosen because of the presence of both a rigid phenylenedimethylene link between two imidazolium rings, which should give a high degree of order to the solvent system, and the different shapes of the two cations of the isomers, which could induce different properties and packing in the liquid state. Data collected here show that the two geminal ionic liquids are characterised by a different degree of structural order that induces, for example, a different sensitivity of the two solvent systems to temperature changes or to the presence of a co-solvent such as methanol.