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Two-dimensional ionic liquids to effectively capture carbon dioxide

14-Jul-2022

In the context of global concern about climate change and greenhouse gas control, a new technology for CO2 capture, utilization, and storage has attracted broad attention. Ionic liquids, composed of only cations and anions, are considered a new type of CO2 adsorbent due to their ultralow vapor ...

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Wet electrolyte could be a key to inexpensive energy storage

Water containing battery electrolyte could enable cheaper, easier to produce batteries

04-May-2022

For scientists working to create the next generation of batteries, water has typically been the enemy. For example, lithium-ion batteries typically need to be produced under extremely dry conditions for them to hold large amounts of charge. But a new discovery may show that a specific type of ...

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Ionic liquids make a splash in next-gen solid-state lithium metal batteries

Quasi-solid-state-electrodes realize a significant reduction in interfacial resistance

22-Mar-2022

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new quasi-solid-state cathode for solid-state lithium metal batteries, with significantly reduced interfacial resistance between the cathode and a solid electrolyte. By adding an ionic liquid, their modified cathode could maintain ...

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Melting glasses from unmeltable compounds

01-Oct-2021

Chemists at the University of Jena are developing a way of melting normally unmeltable metal-organic framework compounds – so-called MOFs. This allows the melt-based production of glass components for applications in energy and environmental technology. Glasses are an indispensable part of ...

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From greenhouse gas to valuable basic chemicals

Ionic liquids help to understand the electrocatalytic conversion of CO₂

20-Aug-2020

The conversion of carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons and other basic chemicals is important if we are to have a sustainable economy in the future. Researchers at the TU Darmstadt and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy have now decoded major steps in electrochemical ...

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Can ionic liquids transform chemistry?

07-Feb-2020

Table salt is a commonplace ingredient in the kitchen, but a different kind of salt is at the forefront of chemistry innovation. Low-temperature molten salts known as ionic liquids are said to be "greener" and safer than traditional solvents. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering ...

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Magnetic nanoparticles with ionic liquids for water purification

Providing Safe, Clean Water

03-Dec-2019

In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is far from certain. Filtration of large volumes of water, however, is slow and impractical. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have introduced a new water purification method based on magnetic nanoparticles coated with a ...

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'Dancing' holes in droplets submerged in water-ethanol mixtures

03-Jul-2018

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have observed the formation of holes that move by themselves in droplets of ionic liquids (IL) sitting inside water-ethanol mixtures. This curious, complex phenomenon is driven by an interplay between how ionic liquids dissolve, and how the boundary ...

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Photoreversible molecular switch changes the physical property of thermoresponsive polymer

05-Feb-2018

Researchers have developed a novel strategy to control the shapes of polymeric materials by utilizing photoresponsive molecular switches, which may evolve tractable stimuli-responsive soft materials. Ionic liquids (ILs) are liquid-state salts at room temperature and are high-potential materials ...

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A gel that does not break or dry out

13-Nov-2017

Researchers have developed a highly robust gel that includes large amounts of ionic liquid. The research team was led by Professor Matsuyama Hideto and Assistant Professor Kamio Eiji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science, Center for Membrane and Film Technology). Ionic liquid is a substance ...

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