Ionic Liquid–Liquid Chromatography: A New General Purpose Separation Methodology

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Brown, Leslie ; Earle, Martyn J. ; Gîlea, Manuela A. ; Plechkova, Natalia V. ; Seddon, Kenneth R. (2017)
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Journal: Topics in Current Chemistry (Cham), volume 375, issue 5 (issn: 2365-0869, eissn: 2364-8961)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5552829, doi: 10.1007/s41061-017-0159-y
  • Subject: Ionic liquid–liquid chromatography | Solvent engineering | Separations | Review | Countercurrent chromatography | Journal Article | Ionic liquids

<p>Ionic liquids can form biphasic solvent systems with many organic solvents and water, and these solvent systems can be used in liquid-liquid separations and countercurrent chromatography. The wide range of ionic liquids that can by synthesised, with specifically tailored properties, represents a new philosophy for the separation of organic, inorganic and bio-based materials. A customised countercurrent chromatograph has been designed and constructed specifically to allow the more viscous character of ionic liquid-based solvent systems to be used in a wide variety of separations (including transition metal salts, arenes, alkenes, alkanes, bio-oils and sugars).</p>
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