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Thermal Degradation of Ionic Liquids at Elevated Temperatures

Krisztian J. Baranyai, Glen B. Deacon, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Jennifer M. Pringle and Janet L. Scott

Australian Journal of Chemistry 57(2) 145 - 147
Published: 02 February 2004


Ionic liquids based on the imidazolium cation are found to degrade, yielding volatile degradation products, at temperatures significantly lower than previously reported and thus a parameter Tz/x (the maximum operating temperature) is developed to provide a more appropriate estimate of thermal stability.

Keywords: degradation — ionic liquids — pyrolysis — thermal stability

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