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Methods of using ionic liquids having a fluoride anion as solvents

United States Patent

8,071,813
December 6, 2011
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A method in one embodiment includes contacting a strongly hydrogen bonded organic material with an ionic liquid having a fluoride anion for solubilizing the strongly hydrogen bonded organic material; and maintaining the ionic liquid at a temperature of about 90.degree. C. or less during the contacting. A method in another embodiment includes contacting a strongly hydrogen bonded organic material with an ionic liquid having an acetate or formate anion for solubilizing the strongly hydrogen bonded organic material; and maintaining the ionic liquid at a temperature of less than about 90.degree. C. during the contacting.
Pagoria; Philip (Livermore, CA), Maiti; Amitesh (San Ramon, CA), Gash; Alexander (Brentwood, CA), Han; Thomas Yong (Pleasanton, CA), Orme; Christine (Oakland, CA), Fried; Laurence (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 108,347
20090012297
April 23, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.