Author(s): Anouti M, CaillonCaravanier M, Dridi Y, Galiano H, Lemordant D
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Abstract New pyrrolidinium-cation-based protic acid ionic liquids (PILs) were prepared through a simple and atom-economic neutralization reactions between pyrrolidine and Brønsted acids, HX, where X is NO 3 (-), HSO 4 (-), HCOO (-), CH 3COO (-) or CF 3COO (-) and CH 3(CH 2) 6COO (-). The thermal properties, densities, electrochemical windows, temperature dependency of dynamic viscosity and ionic conductivity were measured for these PILs. All protonated pyrrolidinium salts studied here were liquid at room temperature and possess a high ionic conductivity (up to 56 mS cm (-1)) at room temperature. Pyrrolidinium based PILs have a relatively low cost, a low toxicity and exhibit a large electrochemical window as compared to other protic ionic liquids (up 3 V). Obtained results allow us to classify them according to a classical Walden diagram and to determinate their "Fragility". Pyrrolidinium based PILs are good or superionic liquids and shows extremely fragility. They have wide applicable perspectives for fuel cell devices, thermal transfer fluids, and acid-catalyzed reaction media as replacements of conventional inorganic acids.
This article was published in J Phys Chem B
and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal