Structure of ionic liquid-benzene mixtures

Maggel Deetlefs, Christopher Hardacre, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, Oonagh Sheppard, Alan K. Soper

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    The solid state and liquid structure for mixtures of 1,3- dimethylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate with benzene have been elucidated using single crystal X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction. In comparison with the structure of 1,3-dimethylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate in the absence of benzene, the addition of benzene is shown to significantly alter the ionic liquid structure, in particular in the cation-cation interactions. In the crystal structure, channels are formed which contain columns of benzene whereas in the liquid structure, the benzene is homogeneously distributed throughout the ionic liquid.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Electrochemical Society
    Number of pages10
    VolumePV 2004-24
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event206th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
    Duration: 3 Oct 20048 Oct 2004


    Conference206th ECS Meeting
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHonolulu, HI


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