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

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

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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
Journal publication date11/2007
JournalAccounts of chemical research
Journal number11
Volume40
Number of pages8
Pages1114-1121
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.