Limited thermal stability of imidazolium and pyrrolidinium ionic liquids

Rico E. Del Sesto, T. Mark McCleskey, Clay Macomber, Kevin C. Ott, Andrew T. Koppisch, Gary A. Baker, Anthony K. Burrell

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Abstract

Ionic liquids, with their vast applications, have been touted as being thermally stable to very high temperatures. However, decomposition not detected by standard TGA and NMR techniques are observed with spectroscopic techniques sensitive enough to see small amounts of impurities. Decomposition temperatures of common ionic liquids appear to occur at hundreds of degrees below those temperatures previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalThermochimica Acta
Volume491
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Imidazolium
  • Ionic liquids
  • Pyrrolidinium
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Del Sesto, R. E., McCleskey, T. M., Macomber, C., Ott, K. C., Koppisch, A. T., Baker, G. A., & Burrell, A. K. (2009). Limited thermal stability of imidazolium and pyrrolidinium ionic liquids. Thermochimica Acta, 491(1-2), 118-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tca.2009.02.023