1 H NMR Relaxometry and Diffusometry Study of Magnetic and Nonmagnetic Ionic Liquid-Based Solutions: Cosolvent and Temperature Effects

J Phys Chem B. 2017 Dec 28;121(51):11472-11484. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b07929. Epub 2017 Dec 15.


In this work, 1H NMR relaxometry and diffusometry as well as viscometry experiments were carried out as a means to study the molecular dynamics of magnetic and nonmagnetic ionic liquid-based systems. In order to evaluate the effect of a cosolvent on the superparamagnetic properties observed for Aliquat-iron-based magnetic ionic liquids, mixtures comprising different concentrations, 1% and 10% (v/v), of DMSO-d6 were prepared and studied. The results for both magnetic and nonmagnetic systems were consistently analyzed an suggest that, when at low concentrations, DMSO-d6 promotes more structured ionic arrangements, thus enhancing these superparamagnetic properties. Furthermore, the analysis of temperature and water concentration effects allowed to conclude that neither one of these variables significantly affected the superparamagnetic properties of the studied magnetic ionic liquids.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't