Ionic liquids analogues based on potassium carbonate

Farouq S. Mjalli*, Jamil Naser, Baba Jibril, Safiya S. Al-Hatmi, Zaharaddeen S. Gano

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Ionic liquids analogues (ILA) are emerging as a new class of green solvents with the favorable properties of low cost, low volatility, biodegradability and suitability for many industrial applications. In an attempt to synthesize a novel ILA, potassium carbonate was successfully used as a salt with either glycerol or ethylene glycol as hydrogen bond donors (HBD). The physical properties of this ILA were measured at different temperatures (293.15-353.15 K) and salt:HBD molar ratios (K2CO3:glycerol = 1:1 to 1:6 and K2CO3:ethylene glycol = 1:3 to 1:8). The properties measured included freezing point, density, viscosity, surface tension, refractive index, conductivity and pH. This type of ILA exhibited similar physico-chemical properties to other solvents reported in literature. The values of these properties indicated that the prepared ILA have great potential for possible industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
JournalThermochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Glycerol Ethylene glycol Analogues
  • Ionic liquids
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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