About this Research Topic
The unique properties of ILs open a gateway for new applications and improvements of existing technologies. ILs have been widely used in organic synthesis, catalysis, electrochemistry, recyclable solvents for organic reactions and separation processes, active pharmaceutical ingredients, extraction of metal ions, biomass processing, lubrication, functional materials and energy storage devices including batteries and supercapacitors.
The topics that will be considered for this Research Topic include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Basic understanding of the dynamic and interfacial properties of ionic liquids
• Ionic liquids-based electrolytes for energy storage devices including batteries and supercapacitors
• Ionic liquids for CO2 capture and conversion
• Ionic liquids in tribology
• Biomass processing in ionic liquids
• Gas solubility in ionic liquids
• Thermal energy storage in ionic liquids
Keywords: Ionic liquids, energy storage, environmental pollution, biomass processing, CO2 capture and conversion
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