Synthetic Methodologies for Supported Ionic Liquid Materials

Reinout Meijboom, Marco Haumann, Thomas E. Müller, Normen Szesni

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Supported ionic liquid (IL) materials consist of at least two building blocks; the support material and the IL film dispersed onto it. If the film consists of multilayers of IL ions, the bulk phase properties of the IL will govern the physicochemical behavior of the film. For this reason, this case can be termed as supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) concept. The majority of supports used in SILP catalysis are up-to-date commercially available porous silica gels with a moderate-to-high surface area. A number of synthetic methodologies have been developed in order to synthesize SILP and solid catalyst with ionic liquid layer (SCILL)-type materials. The simplest of these methods relies on physisorption in order to generate the material. Various techniques have been developed to disperse the IL evenly onto the support's surface. Grafting of functionalized IL fragments can be achieved using traditional sol-gel synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupported Ionic Liquids
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783527654789
ISBN (Print)9783527324293
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2014


  • Freeze-drying
  • Ionic liquids
  • Mesoporous silica
  • Physisorption
  • Sol gel material
  • Spray coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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