Synthesis of imidazolium room-temperature ionic liquids exploring green chemistry and click chemistry paradigms in undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory

  • Dzyuba S
  • Kollar K
  • Sabnis S
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Abstract

Room-temperature ionic liquids have become a widely used alternative to conventional molecular organic solvents as a reaction medium. Few preparations of ionic liquids provide efficient access to these solvents; furthermore, none is fully adaptable to an undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory. In this article, several imidazolium-based ionic liquids are formed in facile and efficient one-pot procedures using water or ethanol as a solvent. These reactions are suited for a four-hour organic chemistry laboratory without special equipment.

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Authors

  • Sergei V. Dzyuba

  • Katherine D. Kollar

  • Salil S. Sabnis

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