Unique characteristics of ionic liquids comprised of long-chain cations and anions: A new physical insight

Chiranjib Banerjee, Sarthak Mandal, Surajit Ghosh, Jagannath Kuchlyan, Niloy Kundu, Nilmoni Sarkar

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We have designed a unique class of surface active ionic liquids (SAILs) and utilized them to prepare IL-in-oil microemulsions as well as large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs). The IL-in-oil microemulsions were characterized by a phase behavior study, regular swelling behavior, and also by spectral shift of coumarin-480 probe molecules. The LUVs were characterized by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscope measurements. Our work opens up the possibility of creating a huge number of IL-in-oil microemulsions as well as LUVs simply by replacing the cation of NaAOT with a long chain cation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3927-3934
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 11 2013


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