Switchable long-range double layer force observed in a protic ionic liquid

N. Hjalmarsson, R. Atkin, M. W. Rutland

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A repulsive double layer force has been measured for ethylammonium nitrate (EAN) at 373 K and 393 K, which is absent at lower temperatures. This temperature-tuneable change in behaviour is the opposite of recent observations which challenge traditional views of ionicity. This finding thus widens the debate about the very nature of ionic liquids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-650
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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