Interesting ionic materials can be transformed into room temperature molten salts by combining them with polyether-tailed counterions such as polyether-tailed 2-sulfobenzoate (MePEG-BzSO3-) and polyether-tailed triethylammonium (MePEG-Et3N+). Melts containing ruthenium hexamine, metal trisbipyridines, metal trisphenanthrolines, and ionic forms of aluminum quinolate, anthraquinone, phthalocyanine, and porphyrins are described. These melts exhibit ionic conductivities in the 7 x 10-5 to 7 x 10-10 Ω-1 cm-1 range, which permit microelectrode voltammetry in the undiluted materials, examples of which are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry