Commercial Applications of Ionic Liquids

  • Mark B. Shiflett

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Ionic Liquid Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Hye Kyung Timken, Huping Luo, Bong-Kyu Chang, Elizabeth Carter, Matthew Cole
      Pages 33-47
    3. Julia L. Shamshina, Robin D. Rogers
      Pages 69-85
    4. Aida R. Abouelela, Florence V. Gschwend, Francisco Malaret, Jason P. Hallett
      Pages 87-127
  4. Ionic Liquid Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Mohsen Talebi, Rahul A. Patil, Daniel W. Armstrong
      Pages 131-165
    3. Leslie Brown, Martyn J. Earle, Manuela A. Gilea, Natalia V. Plechkova, Kenneth R. Seddon
      Pages 167-189
    4. Thomas J. S. Schubert
      Pages 191-208
  5. Future Ionic Liquid Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Luke M. Haverhals, David P. Durkin, Paul C. Trulove
      Pages 211-226
    3. Frank Hermanutz, Marc Philip Vocht, Michael R. Buchmeiser
      Pages 227-259
    4. Roland S. Kalb
      Pages 261-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


This book provides an overview of the current and emerging industrial applications of ionic liquids, covering the core processes, the practical implementation and technical challenges involved, and exploring potential future directions for research and development.

The introductory chapter describes the unique physical and chemical properties of ionic liquids, and illustrates the vast potential for application of these materials across the industrial landscape. Following this, individual chapters written by leading figures from industry and academia address specific processes and products, such as the development of a new chloroaluminate ionic liquid as an alkylation catalyst and a new class of capillary gas chromatography (GC) columns with stationary phases based on ionic liquids.

Over the past twenty years, ionic liquids have moved from being considered as mere academic curiosities to having genuine applications in fields as wide-ranging as biotechnology, biorefineries, catalysis, pharmaceuticals, renewable fuels, and sustainable energy. This book highlights several commercial products and processes that use or will soon be using ionic liquids.


Industrial Applications of Ionic Liquids Ionic Liquid Processes and Products Commercial Production of Ionic Liquids Ionic Liquids for Separations Ionic Liquids as Catalysts Ionic Liquid Compressor Gas Chromatography Columns using Ionic Liquids Ionic Liquid Antistatic Additives Ionic Liquid-Based Conductive Lubricants Deconstruction of Biomass using Ionic Liquids Bioenergy Using Ionic Liquids

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark B. Shiflett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Petroleum EngineeringUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35244-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35245-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-6982
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-6990
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