Kamlet–Taft Solvation Parameters of Solvate Ionic Liquids

Dr Andrew Dolan, Dylan A. Sherman, Rob Atkin, Gregory G. Warr

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The Kamlet–Taft solvent parameters of solvate ionic liquids (SILs) prepared from lithium salts with glyme and glycol ligands are determined. The dipolarity/polarisibilities (π*) are high, similar to those found in conventional ionic liquids. The H-bond basicities (β) depend strongly on the anion. The H-bond acidities (α) are high in both glyme and glycol SILs, indicating that the lithium is acting as a H-bond donor site. “Poor” SILs have glyme-rich and salt-rich regions. In these liquids the π* and β values are almost identical to the parent glyme or glycol, and the α values are determined by the salt alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3096-3101
Number of pages6
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


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