DOI: 10.1351/pac200072071391 ISSN:

Ionic liquids. Green solvents for the future

Martyn J. Earle, Kenneth R. Seddon
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


Ionic liquids, being composed entirely of ions, were once mainly of interest to electrochemists. Recently, however, it has become apparent that, inter alia, their lack of measurable vapor pressure characterizes them as green solvents, and that a wide range of chemical reactions (reviewed here) can be performed in them.

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