Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology

  • David Mecerreyes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sebastien Livi, Jean-François Gérard, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau
    Pages 1-21
  3. Daniel Carriazo, María C. Serrano, María C. Gutiérrez, M. Luisa Ferrer, Francisco del Monte
    Pages 23-45
  4. Paul Coupillaud, Daniel Taton
    Pages 69-102
  5. Mehmet Işık, Haritz Sardon, David Mecerreyes
    Pages 135-152
  6. Honglian Yu, Cheng Zhang, Jared L. Anderson
    Pages 153-198
  7. Girum Ayalneh Tiruye, Rebeca Marcilla
    Pages 199-229
  8. Michael H. Allen, Sean T. Hemp, Timothy E. Long
    Pages 231-266
  9. Liliana C. Tomé, Isabel M. Marrucho
    Pages 267-295
  10. Dominique Teyssié, Claude Chevrot, Pierre-Henri Aubert, Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal
    Pages 297-321
  11. Itxaso Azcune, Aratz Genua, Alaitz Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Ibon Odriozola
    Pages 323-353
  12. Kari Vijayakrishna, Kasina Manojkumar, Akella Sivaramakrishna
    Pages 355-387

About this book


This book summarizes the latest knowledge in the science and technology of ionic liquids and polymers in different areas. Ionic liquids (IL) are actively being investigated in polymer science and technology for a number of different applications. In the first part of the book the authors present the particular properties of ionic liquids as speciality solvents. The state-of-the art in the use of ionic liquids in polymer synthesis and modification reactions including polymer recycling is outlined. The second part focuses on the use of ionic liquids as speciality additives such as plasticizers or antistatic agents.  The third part examines the use of ionic liquids in the design of functional polymers (usually called polymeric ionic liquids (PIL) or poly(ionic liquids)). Many important applications in diverse scientific and industrial areas rely on these polymers, like polymer electrolytes in electrochemical devices, building blocks in materials science, nanocomposites, gas membranes, innovative anion sensitive materials, smart surfaces,  and a countless set range of emerging applications in different fields such as energy, optoelectronics, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, nanomedicine or catalysis.


Antistatic agent Electrochemical application Functional polymer Ionic liquid Modification reaction Plasticizer Polymer electrolyte Polymer recycling Polymer synthesis Polymeric ionic liquid Speciality solvent

Editors and affiliations

  • David Mecerreyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Polymer Materials, POLYMATUniversity of the Basque Country UPV/EHUDonostia-San SebastianSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44902-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44903-5
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