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Synthesis of ionic liquids

United States Patent

November 1, 2011
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Ionic compounds which are liquids at room temperature are formed by the method of mixing a neutral organic ligand with the salt of a metal cation and its conjugate anion. The liquids are hydrophobic, conductive and stable and have uses as solvents and in electrochemical devices.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Luo; Huimin (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oakridge, TN)
11/ 971,949
January 10, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-96OR 22725 between the United States Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, and the United States Government has certain rights in this invention.