Ionic liquid-based antimicrobial materials for water treatment, air filtration, food packaging and anticorrosion coatings

Zari Fallah, Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Moonis Ali Khan, Sidra Iftekhar, Matineh Ghomi, Esmaeel Sharifi, Mahmood Tajbakhsh, Nasser Nikfarjam, Pooyan Makvandi, Eric Lichtfouse, Mika Sillanpaa, Rajender S. Varma

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Abstract

Efforts to widen the scope of ionic liquids applications across diverse research areas have flourished in the last two decades with developments in understanding and tailoring their physical, chemical, and biological properties. The promising applications of ionic liquids-based materials as antimicrobial systems is due to their ability and flexibility to be tailored in varying sizes, morphologies, and surface charges. Ionic liquids are also considered as greener materials. Common methods for the preparation of ionic liquid-based materials include crosslinking, loading, grafting, and combination of ionic liquids with other polymeric materials. Recent research focuses on the tuning of the biological properties to design novel ionic liquids-based antimicrobial materials. Here, the properties, synthesis and applications of ionic liquids and ionic liquids-based materials are reviewed with focus on antimicrobial activities applied to water treatment, air filtration, food packaging, and anticorrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102454
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
Volume294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Environmental application
  • Ionic liquids
  • Physicochemical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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