Ionic Liquids III: Fundamentals, Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities
Sponsored by the
American Chemical Society National Meeting
Join us for “Ionic Liquids III:
Fundamentals, Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities”
a five-day symposium during the 226th ACS National Meeting (
OVERVIEW OF THE SYMPOSIUM
The symposium will consist of 10 half-day sessions of oral presentations and one poster session. Over 125 presentations on the latest in ionic liquid R&D will be presented.
The first session will begin Sunday morning
‘Ionic Liquids’ are now defined as salts that melt below about 100 °C. It should be noted that these salts are not ‘defined’ as ‘green’, and care must be taken when examining materials with unknown toxicity, BOD, etc. Ionic liquids define a class of fluids rather than a small group of individual examples – ionic liquids can be designed to be flammable, unstable, or even toxic. Whilst this may be obvious to many in the field, it is clear that confusion can occur leading to an implicit assumption that all ionic liquids are always (i) green, (ii) non-toxic, and (iii) environmentally friendly, or (indeed) the converse. As scientists and engineers, we must continue to present a balanced view of ionic liquids and strive to answer questions regarding the environmental sustainability of their use.
The Figure illustrates the growth in publications on ionic liquids based on papers containing the phase ‘ionic liquid’ in the title, abstract or keywords. If this trend is continued into the future then at least another 500 papers will have appeared by the time of the New York 2003 ACS meeting.
It can be seen, both by the range and quality of contributions and also the vastly increased volume of publications in the open and patent literature, that significant efforts are being made in utilizing ionic liquids in green chemistry. It is clear that progress is indeed being made, and that the prospects for the future are good, based on the continuing commitment to excellent and innovative research from both industry and academia.
these reasons, we are planning this third symposium in
SESSIONS AND ORGANIZERS
SUNDAY MORNING: Fuels & Applications
(J. H. Davis Jr., Organizer, Presiding)
EVENING: Poster Session:
(R. D. Rogers, Organizer, Presiding)
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Electrochemistry
(D. R. MacFarlane, Organizer, Presiding)
OVERALL PROGRAMS AND ABSTRACTSComplete Ionic Liquid Symposium
HOUSING AND REGISTRATION
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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE MEETING