Special Issue "Properties and Applications of Ionic Liquids"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Magdalena Maciejewska
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Guest Editor
Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: elastomer composites; application of ionic liquids in polymers; vulcanization of elastomers; thermal analysis of polymeric materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, scientists and engineers have become increasingly interested in ionic liquids (ILs) because of their structures, and, consequently, their properties can be easily tailored for specific applications. Therefore, ILs are considered “designer solvents”. Owing to negligible vapor pressure, non-flammability, thermal stability, and catalytic activity, ILs have become an environmentally friendly alternative to the volatile organic solvents in organic synthesis, various types of polymerizations, extraction processes, catalysis and biocatalysis, electrochemistry, and biomass processing. Furthermore, ILs have attracted much attention for applications in polymeric and elastomeric composites, mainly as dispersing agents and modifiers of fillers, catalysts for the silanization of silica, conductive additives, vulcanization activators and accelerators, curing agents for resins, and plasticizers for thermoplastics. As was mentioned, the variety of cations and anions allows the structure of ILs to be properly designed to show specific properties and thus to find specific applications. Recently, new classes of task-specific ILs, color-shifting Ils, and antiherbicidal ILs have been developed and studied. It can be expected that the use of ILs in different fields of science and technology will continue to increase in the near future.

This Special Issue concerns all aspects related to recent progress in the synthesis of multifunctional ILs, their characterization with regards to physicochemical properties; thermal behavior, and biological and catalytic activity; as well as broadly understood applications of ILs, among others, in organic and inorganic synthesis, separation techniques and extraction processes, catalysis, electrochemistry, and polymer and elastomer composites.

I kindly invite all researches interested in ionic liquid synthesis, properties, and wide applications, to submit a manuscript(s) for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Magdalena Maciejewska
Guest Editor

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  • ILs synthesis
  • Task-specific and multifunctional ILs
  • Polymerized ILs
  • Physical and electrochemical properties
  • Thermal behavior
  • Catalytic and biological activity
  • Green solvents and reaction medium
  • Curatives, vulcanization activators, and accelerators
  • Dispersing agents
  • Conductive additives
  • Biomass processing.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. prof. Jolanta Mierzejewska, a review related to biotechnological application of ionic liquids.

2. Tentative title: Thermal Degradation of Ionic Liquids based on morpholinium cation at Elevated Temperatures.

Authors: Lukasz Marcinkowski and Adam Kloskowski

3. Tentative Title: Silica gel impregnated by deep eutectic solvents for adsorptive removal of BTEX from gas streams.

Authors: Jacek Gebicki, Patrycja Makoś , Edyta Słupek and Aleksandra Małachowska


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