Emerging trends in ionic liquid-based drugs: An update

Ashanul Haque, Ahmed Al Otaibi, Mohd Wajid Ali Khan, Imran Khan

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Discovered around a century ago, ionic liquids (ILs) have gained the profound interest of interdisciplinary researchers. Several intriguing properties and applications have been suggested in the past few decades. One of the most promising applications of ILs is their usefulness in clinical applications. Starting from the preparation of a drug, ILs can be used as a solvent, drug carrier, excipients, and others. In the recent years, a new concept of delivering drugs (such as antiinflammatory, anticancer, antiviral, etc.) using ILs has seen an upsurge. This chapter provides a glimpse of emerging trends in ILs-based drug development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science
Subtitle of host publicationSolvents for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128218853
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Anticancer
  • Antimicrobial
  • Drug delivery
  • Ionic liquids
  • Pharmaceuticals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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