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Functionalised ionic liquids for catalysis and other applications

English title Functionalised ionic liquids for catalysis and other applications
Applicant Dyson Paul
Number 119762
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Laboratoire de chimie organométallique et médicinale EPFL - SB - ISIC - LCOM
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Inorganic Chemistry
Start/End 01.04.2008 - 31.03.2011
Approved amount 365'325.00
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Keywords (8)

Homogeneous catalysis; Biphasic catalysis; Hydrogenation; Ionic liquids; Nanoparticle catalysis; Sustainable chemistry; Functional materials; Nanoparticles

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Ionic liquids represent a new class of solvent which offer many advantages over existing solvents, and importantly, are non-volatile and therefore do not escape into the environment by evaporation. This project explores the use of ionic liquids in various applications including catalysis (important to the chemical industry), in solar cells, and in materials chemistry. Our aim is to design new ionic liquids which have specific properties and functions and therefore can potentially enhance the performance of certain applications. To achieve these aims we study fundamental properties of ionic liquids and from these basic studies we apply what we have learnt to design of new ionic liquids and explore their applications. In particular, we are studying their role in facilitating the formation of nanoparticles and their catalytic properties.
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136191 Designing Interactions across Interfaces in Ionic Liquids 01.01.2012 Sinergia
111759 Functionalised ionic liquids for catalysis and other applications 01.04.2006 Project funding
134687 Functionalised ionic liquids for catalysis and other applications 01.04.2011 Project funding

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