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Accounting for the unique, doubly dual nature of ionic liquids from a molecular thermodynamic, and modeling standpoint

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  • Luis Paulo N. Rebelo
  • Jose N. Canongia Lopes
  • Jose M. S. S. Esperanca
  • Henrique J. R. Guedes
  • Joanna Lachwa
  • Vesna Najdanovic-Visak
  • Zoran P. Visak
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Accounts of Chemical Research
Issue number11
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)1114-1121
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The fascinating, complex behavior of ionic liquids is analyzed using a molecular perspective that emphasizes the doubly dual nature of ionic liquids underlying the existence of cations and anions forming high- and low-charge-density regions. Our work bridges the liquid, gas, and solid phases spanning 5 years of research on themes as diverse as the vaporization, liquid-liquid demixing, solidification, and thermophysical behavior of ionic liquids and their mixtures and solutions.