Distilling Ionic Liquids

Surprise discovery that ionic liquids can be distilled. ‘Green solvents are now easier to recycle and purify, following the discovery that ionic liquids are volatile and can be distilled. Luis Rebelo from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, led an international team to test the hypothesis that ionic liquids (ILs) – long thought of as completely involatile – could be distilled.’

Nature: Distilling the undistillable or The distillation and volatility of ionic liquids.

Ionic Liquids. ‘Contrary to assumption, ionic liquids can be distilled without decomposition.’

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