publication . Article . 2007

Raman Spectroscopy and Ab-Initio Model Calculations on Ionic Liquids:Invited Review

Berg, Rolf W.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Denmark
A review of the recent developments in the study and understanding of room temperature ionic liquids are given. An intimate picture of how and why these liquids are not crystals at ambient conditions is attempted, based on evidence from crystallographical results combined with vibrational spectroscopy and ab-initio molecular orbital calculations. A discussion is given, based mainly on some recent FT-Raman spectroscopic results on the model ionic liquid system of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium ([C4mim][X]) salts. The rotational isomerism of the [C4mim]þ cation is described: the presence of anti and gauche conformers that has been elucidated in remarkable papers by H...
free text keywords: Vibration, Liquid, Conformational isomerism
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