Special Issue "Organometallic Ionic Liquid"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Organometallic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mihkel Koel

Tallinn University of Technology; Ehitajate tee 5 19086 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Interests: ionic liquids; supercritical fluids; green analytical chemistry; catalysis; extraction; aerogels; ionogels

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ionic liquids (IL) are one of the most variable classes of compounds with very different physical and chemical properties. Using metal-containing anions as a structural component of ionic liquids has been common since the early days of research on ionic liquids. Metal-containing ionic liquids are regarded as materials that combine the properties of ionic liquids with additional intrinsic magnetic, spectroscopic, or catalytic properties, depending on the enclosed metal ion used.

Use of ILs spans over wide fields, from immobilizing solvent for metal catalysts and reaction media to catalysts, where ILs with metal-containing anions are active in diverse reactions. An ionic liquid in its liquid state is characterized by a highly- structured anion and cation net with a high degree of self-organization, which may favor a spontaneous, well-defined, and extended ordering of nanoscale structures. This phenomenon is increasingly being used for synthesizing different nanoparticles.

Metal-containing ILs, based on unique magnetic or spectroscopic properties, are gaining attention in the preparation of new sensors and analytical applications. Their electrical properties in several cases give new possibilities for the electrodeposition of metals that cannot be electrodeposited from traditional aqueous solutions.

However, more information is needed on the safety and environmental impacts relating to metal-containing ionic liquids in order to lower the barrier for their widespread industrial application.This Special Issue aims to highlight the structural and chemical diversity of organometallic ionic liquids and share the given extensive knowledge with a broader audience in order to assist this promising area to have a broader field of application.

Prof. Dr. Mihkel Koel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • synthesis of metal containing ionic liquids
  • metal-containing ionic liquids
  • metal-containing eutectic-based ionic liquids
  • ordered nanostructures in ionic liquids
  • use of ionic liquids in extraction
  • catalysis with ionic liquids
  • electrochemistry with/in ionic liquids
  • metal plating in ionic liquids

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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