Ultrasonic properties of hydrophobic bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide-based ionic liquids

Abstract : Energy conversion in sonochemistry is known to be an important factor for understanding the mechanism of chemical reactions. However, ultrasound characteristics are dependent on the physical properties of the liquid medium. This work describes specific heat capacities (cp) of five hydrophobic bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide based ionic liquids ([C8mpyrr][NTf2], [C4mpyrr][NTf2], [C8epip][NTf2], [C8mim][NTf2], [C8mpy][NTf2]) and, for the first time, the acoustic power when they are submitted to ultrasound at two selected electric powers. The behavior of ultrasound in ionic liquids is then compared to the one in water. Despite the difference in cp values, the measured acoustic powers are very similar for both media. Indeed, ionic liquids heat up faster than water, and this can lead to interesting effects when using ionic liquids as solvents in organic chemistry.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Contributor : Frédérique Depierre <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:50:45 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 4:24:07 PM



Gregory Chatel, Laurent Leclerc, E. Naffrechoux, Corine Bas, N. Kardos, et al.. Ultrasonic properties of hydrophobic bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide-based ionic liquids. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, American Chemical Society, 2012, 57 (12), pp.3385-3390. ⟨10.1021/je300377a⟩. ⟨hal-01176344⟩



Record views