Biocompatible ionic liquids: fundamental behaviours and applications

last updated: 2019-06-21
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TitleBiocompatible ionic liquids: fundamental behaviours and applications
Publication TypeReview Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGomes J. M., Silva S. S., and Reis R. L.
Abstract Text

Biocompatible ionic liquids (Bio-ILs) are an eco- and bio-friendly family of ionic liquids (ILs) useful in
applications ranging from the electrochemical to the biomedical fields. The most promising strategies
for their synthesis involve using molecules from bio-renewable sources as a basis for both the anionic
and cationic counterparts of the Bio-ILs structure. Several studies have been conducted on Bio-IL
properties, including their impact on the environment and health safety. Herein, we review progress and
strategies towards the synthesis of Bio-ILs and address their ecotoxicological and biological impact.
Furthermore, we discuss the impact of using these compounds in a diverse range of applications, with
some insights toward their use in the development of improved technologies.

JournalChemical Society Reviews
Date Published2019-06-21
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Keywordsbiocompatible ionic liquids, green chemistry, Green solvents
Peer reviewedyes

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