Accession Number : ADA182723

Title :   Studies in Ambient Temperature Ionic Liquids.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 84-30 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Osteryoung,Robert A ; Osteryoung,Janet G

PDF Url : ADA182723

Report Date : 30 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Chemical and electrochemical studies were carried out in ambient temperature molten salts composed of aluminum chloride mixed with either (butyl)pyridinium chloride or methyl ethylimidazolium chloride. Electrochemical, spectroscopic and NMR work was carried out on electroactive polymers prepared in situ in the molten salt, or on redox polymers prepared ex situ, but investigated in the molten salts. 'Neutral' melts were employed for studies of complex ion stoichiometry and chloride oxidation. A number of species, metal carbonyls, ferrocene, iodine-iodide, were investigated electrochemically as a function of melt acidity. NMR proton relaxation studies on the 'tail' of the butylpyridinium cation were carried out correlations made to melt composition and viscosity. Keywords: Ionic liquids, Ambient temperature molten salts, Electrochemistry, Chloraluminates.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, *CHLORIDES, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *FUSED SALTS, *ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY, ELECTROCATALYSTS, POLYMERS, FERROCENES, MELTING, SALTS, NEUTRAL, OXIDATION, ACIDS, METAL CARBONYLS, PROTONS, RELAXATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, PYRROLES, CHARGE TRANSFER, POLYMERIC FILMS, STOICHIOMETRY, IODINE, PLATINUM, TUNGSTEN, OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, POLYMERS, IONS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE