Accounting for the unique, doubly dual nature of ionic liquids from a molecular thermodynamic and modeling standpoint

Acc Chem Res. 2007 Nov;40(11):1114-21. doi: 10.1021/ar7000556. Epub 2007 Jul 11.


The fascinating, complex behavior of ionic liquids is analyzed using a molecular perspective that emphasizes the doubly dual nature of ionic liquids underlying the existence of cations and anions forming high- and low-charge-density regions. Our work bridges the liquid, gas, and solid phases spanning 5 years of research on themes as diverse as the vaporization, liquid-liquid demixing, solidification, and thermophysical behavior of ionic liquids and their mixtures and solutions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ionic Liquids / chemistry*
  • Models, Chemical*
  • Phase Transition
  • Thermodynamics*


  • Ionic Liquids