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Synthesis of Ionic Liquids Originated from Natural Products

  • Hiroyuki OhnoEmail author
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series


In this chapter, preparation, basic properties, and some applications of ionic liquids composed of naturally-derived ions are summarized. There are many candidate ions in nature suitable for ionic liquid preparation. Physicochemical properties and preparation of some ionic liquids based on carboxylate anions, cholinium cation, and even amino acids are mentioned. Some interesting applications based on these ionic liquids composed of naturally-derived ions are also briefly introduced.

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Amino acids Biological membrane Carboxylic acids Hydrophobicity Polarity Proteins 



Some of the results introduced in this chapter were obtained by the considerable efforts of laboratory members. The following scientists should be acknowledged: the late Dr. Kenta Fukumoto, Dr. Kyoko Fujita, Dr. Junko Kagimoto, Dr. Yukinobu Fukaya, Dr. Yuki Kohno, and Dr. Satomi Taguchi. I also acknowledge the financial support of a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchuJapan

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