Ionic Liquids as Solvents

Ionic Liquids as Solvents for Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

Ionic liquids have the ability to dissolve various compounds and mixtures, both organic and inorganic. This property, together with

  • non-flammability,
  • neglible vapour pressure,
  • chemical and thermal stability and
  • variable miscibility with other solvents

envisages wide variety of applications, where ionic liquids can be used as solvents. They allow treatment of the material, that was not possible before due to lack of solubility in common solvents. In addition to merely solubilizing the compounds of interest, they have other roles they can take, as for example stabilisation of solutes, catalysis of chemical transformations etc. 

If we have piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about use of ionic liquids as solvents for the specific systems, please follow the links at the bottom of this page. If you have more detailed questions, concerning specific applications, please do not hesitate to contact us.