|Title (Primary)||Triphilic ionic-liquid mixtures: Fluorinated and non-fluorinated aprotic ionic-liquid mixtures|
|Author||Hollóczki, O.; Macchiagodena, M.; Weber, H.; Brehm, M.; Stark, A.; Russina, O.; Triolo, A.; Kirchner, B.|
|UFZ wide themes||RU3;|
We present here the possibility of forming triphilic mixtures from alkyl- and fluoroalkylimidazolium ionic liquids, thus, macroscopically homogeneous mixtures for which instead of the often observed two domains—polar and nonpolar—three stable microphases are present: polar, lipophilic, and fluorous ones. The fluorinated side chains of the cations indeed self-associate and form domains that are segregated from those of the polar and alkyl domains. To enable miscibility, despite the generally preferred macroscopic separation between fluorous and alkyl moieties, the importance of strong hydrogen bonding is shown. As the long-range structure in the alkyl and fluoroalkyl domains is dependent on the composition of the liquid, we propose that the heterogeneous, triphilic structure can be easily tuned by the molar ratio of the components. We believe that further development may allow the design of switchable, smart liquids that change their properties in a predictable way according to their composition or even their environment.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16752|
|Hollóczki, O., Macchiagodena, M., Weber, H., Brehm, M., Stark, A., Russina, O., Triolo, A., Kirchner, B. (2015):
Triphilic ionic-liquid mixtures: Fluorinated and non-fluorinated aprotic ionic-liquid mixtures
ChemPhysChem 16 (15), 3325 - 3333