Recent development in functionalized ionic liquids as reaction media and promoters

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The recent development in the use of functionalized ionic liquids as both reaction media and promoters is reviewed. Ionic liquids designed with special functionality can enhance the reaction rate, selectivity, and productivity in various chemical reactions. In this context, some important chemical reactions involving C-C, C-O, C-N, and C-S bond formation in functionalized ionic liquids are discussed. These functionalized ionic liquids were found to provide distinct advantages over conventional organic solvents in these catalytic reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Green chemistry
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Ionic liquids
  • Organocatalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry


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