Glucose-based deep eutectic solvents: Physical properties

Adeeb Hayyan, Farouq S. Mjalli*, Inas M. Alnashef, Yahya M. Al-Wahaibi, Talal Al-Wahaibi, Mohd Ali Hashim

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Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are considered nowadays as green ionic liquid (IL) analogues. Despite their relatively short period of introduction as a special class of ILs, they have been under an increasing emphasis by the scientific community due to their favorable properties. In the present study, a glucose based DES of choline chloride (2-hydroxyethyl-trimethylammonium chloride) with the monosaccharide sugar d-glucose anhydrous was synthesized at different molar ratios. The physical properties of density, viscosity, surface tension, refractive index, and pH were measured and analyzed as function of temperature in the practical temperature range of 298.15-358.15 K. The analysis of these physical properties revealed that these novel DESs have the potential to be utilized for several possible industrial applications involving processing and separation of food constituents, pharmaceutical applications, as well as mediums for chemical reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Deep eutectic solvents
  • Glucose
  • Ionic liquids
  • Monosaccharides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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