Ionic Liquids

"Ionic liquids are highly ordered, ‘runny’
solids rather than liquids."
(Tom Welton, April 2010, Dalian – China)


Liquid Salts

Ionic liquids are a new class of technical products and are molten, organic salts that can be liquid at temperatures as low as minus 90° C. They are not solutions of ionic compounds in a molecular solvent – these would be ionic solutions with entirely different properties. Like all salts, they always consist of one anion and one organic cation.

The chemical-physical properties of ionic liquids can be adapted very well to given technical objectives. proionic does this by functionalizing the anion and cation in a targeted manner and systematically combining various functionalized anions and cations with the powerful CBILS® manufacturing process for ionic liquids.

 

Endless Opportunities

Ionic liquids have unique properties that qualify them for a broad range of applications: They

  • remain liquid over extremely large ranges of temperature
  • do not evaporate
  • do not burn
  • can be adapted to given chemical and physical target parameters
  • have excellent lubricating and hydraulic properties
  • make special chemical reactions possible
  • can selectively take in and release gases
  • can have magnetic properties
  • are microbiologically stable
  • possess properties typical of solids even though they are in a liquid state