Molecules 2010, 15(4), 2405-2426; doi:10.3390/molecules15042405

Recent Applications of Ionic Liquids in Separation Technology

Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Ku, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 29 March 2010 / Accepted: 2 April 2010 / Published: 5 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ionic Liquids)
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Abstract: Ionic liquids (ILs) have been applied in different areas of separation, such as ionic liquid supported membranes, as mobile phase additives and surface-bonded stationary phases in chromatography separations and as the extraction solvent in sample preparations, because they can be composed from various cations and anions that change the properties and phase behavior of liquids. Although the applications of ILs in separations are still in their early stages, the academic interest in ILs is increasing. An overview of the principle applications of ILs in separation technology is present in this work. Furthermore, the prospects of the ILs in separation techniques are discussed.
Keywords: ionic liquids; separation technology; supported membranes; mobile phase additive; surface-bonded stationary phase

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Han, D.; Row, K.H. Recent Applications of Ionic Liquids in Separation Technology. Molecules 2010, 15, 2405-2426.

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Han D, Row KH. Recent Applications of Ionic Liquids in Separation Technology. Molecules. 2010; 15(4):2405-2426.

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Han, Dandan; Row, Kyung Ho. 2010. "Recent Applications of Ionic Liquids in Separation Technology." Molecules 15, no. 4: 2405-2426.

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