Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 1027–1030 | Cite as

Thermal properties of sulfonic acid group functionalized Brönsted acidic ionic liquids

  • Ananda S. Amarasekara
  • Onome S. Owereh


Thermal decomposition onset temperatures have been measured for a total of 24 methylimidazolium, triethanolammonium, and pyridinium type sulfonic acid groups functionalized Brönsted acidic ionic liquids with Cl, Br, SO4 2−, PO4 3−, BF4 , CH3CO2 , and CH3SO3 anions, using thermogravimetric analysis. Thermal stabilities of these sulfonic acid group functionalized ionic liquids decreases in the order, methylimidazolium > triethanolammonium > pyridinium. The methylimidazolium, pyridinium, and triethanolammonium ionic liquids investigated showed decomposition onset temperatures (air) in the 213–353, 167–240, and 230–307 °C ranges, respectively. Additionally, the decomposition temperatures of these ionic liquids are highly dependent on the nature of the anion.


Acidic ionic liquids Thermal stability TG DTG 



Authors would like to thank Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC), University of Kansas, American Chemical Society-PRF grant UR1-49436 and NSF grant CBET-0929970 for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPrairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewUSA

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