12,000

We have over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries, within one of the safest campuses in the UK

93%

93% of Lancaster students go into work or further study within six months of graduating

Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Thermophysical and thermodynamic properties of ...
View graph of relations

« Back

Thermophysical and thermodynamic properties of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate over an extended pressure range

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

Journal publication date2005
JournalJournal of chemical and engineering data
Journal number3
Volume50
Number of pages12
Pages997-1008
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The current study focuses on 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, [bmim] [BF4], and 1-butyl3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [bmim] [PF6]. The objective is to study the influence of pressure as well as that of the anion on several properties of this type of ionic liquid. The speed of sound and densities in pure ionic liquids (ILs) as a function of temperature and pressure have been determined. Several other thermodynamic properties such as compressibilities, expansivities, and heat capacities have been obtained. To the best of our knowledge, this research comprises both the first speed of sound data and the first evaluation of heat capacities at high pressures for ILs. Speed of sound measurements have been carried out in broad ranges of temperature (283 < T/K < 323) and pressure (0.1 < p/MPa < 150), sometimes inside the metastable liquid region using a nonintrusive microcell. The T-P melting line of [bmim] [PF6] has also been determined by an acoustic method. Density measurements have been performed for broad ranges of temperature (298 < T/K < 333) and pressure (0.1 < p/MPa < 60) using a vibrating tube densimeter. The pressure dependence of the heat capacities, which is generally mild, is found to be highly dependent on the curvature of the temperature dependence of the density.