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Ionic Liquid





The official definition of RTILs uses the boiling point of water as a reference. More specifically, salts that are liquid at room temperature are known as Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs).



The academic and industrial prospects of emerging green chemicals highlighted as Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs) are striking to substitute hazardous and contaminating organic strippers. Switching from a typical organic solvent to an ionic liquid can lead to novel and unusual chemical reactivity. RTILs have the potential to change the idea of synthetic and applied material science research for 21st century scientists. RTILs exhibit exclusive thermophysical properties such as high electrical conductivity, highly thermal stability, immiscibility, non-aqueous nature, low nucleophilicity, lower melting point, viscosity, density, refractive index and a large electrochemical space.




(1) Oil-palm lignocellulosic biomass/ Cellulose dissolution using RTILs



(2) Sol-Gel Nanocomposite electrolyte containing ionic liquid for high energy batteries


(3) Polymer electrolyte membranes containing ionic liquid for high energy batteries





1.Javed, F., F. Ullah, and H.M. Akil, Synthesis, characterization and cellulose dissolution capabilities of ammonium-based room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017.

2.Mahmood, H., et al., Effect of ionic liquids pretreatment on thermal degradation kinetics of agro-industrial waste reinforced thermoplastic starch composites. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2017. 247: p. 164-170.

3.Moniruzzaman, M., et al., Exploring Ionic Liquid Assisted Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Fabrication of Green Composite. Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 2017. 96(9): p. 376-379.

4.Mahmood, H., et al., Ionic liquids pretreatment for fabrication of agro-residue/thermoplastic starch based composites: A comparative study with other pretreatment technologies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017.

5.Mahmood, H., et al., Green Composites from Ionic Liquid-Assisted Processing of Sustainable Resources: A Brief Overview, in Progress and Developments in Ionic Liquids. 2017, InTech.

6.Mahmood, H., et al., Particulate composites based on ionic liquid-treated oil palm fiber and thermoplastic starch adhesive. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2016. 18(7): p. 2217-2226.

7.Mahmood, H., et al., Pretreatment of oil palm biomass with ionic liquids: a new approach for fabrication of green composite board. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016. 126: p. 677-685.

8.Mahmood, H., et al., Ionic liquid pretreatment at high solids loading: A clean approach for fabrication of renewable resource based particulate composites. Polymer Composites, 2016.

9.Mahmood, H., et al., Comparison of Some Biocomposite Board Properties Fabricated from Lignocellulosic Biomass Before and After Ionic Liquid Pretreatment. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 2015. 45.





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