An extensive evaluation of the diverse uses of Ionic Liquids

This review article discusses the many uses of Ionic Liquids (IL). These include serving as solvents, electrolytes, catalysts, solar cells, fuel cells, polymer science, food and bio-products, lubricants, and more. ILs are a type of salt that is appropriate for use below the melting point and can be considered a new and extraordinary set of solvents. ILs have shown a lot of promise and have several established applications. Water and air-stable ionic liquids based on an imidazolium cation like 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium and also tetrafluoroborate or hexafluorophosphate as the anion have been synthesized. This review aims to raise awareness of the use of Ionic liquids in various fields and encourage the exploration of their applications in other fields based on their properties. In conclusion, ILs have various applications in different fields such as solvents in various industries, electrolytes, heterogeneous catalysis, solar cells, fuel cells, polymer industry, food and bio-products, and lubricants. However, some drawbacks with ionic liquids are highlighted concerning toxicity, preparation, and high cost in the process for use.

Author(s) Details:

Srinivasa Rao Aangothu,
Department of Chemistry, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur- 522510, AP, India.

Sowjanya Prathipati,
Department of Chemistry, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur- 522510, AP, India.

J. N. Pavan Kumar Chintala,
Department of Physics, Sir C.R.R. College, Eluru, W.G. Dist., AP, India.

Soumini C.,
Department of Chemistry, M.E.S Ponnani College, Ponnani, Kerala, India.

Hari Babu Bollikolla,
Department of Chemistry, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur- 522510, AP, India.

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