Designing ionic liquids with boron cluster anions: Alkylpyridinium and imidazolium [nido-C2B9H11] and [closo-CB 11H12] carborane salts
A range of new alkylpyridinium and imidazolium carborane salts with [nido-C B H ] , [closo-CB H ] , and [RC B H ] (R = methyl or butyl) anions have been prepared and characterized by physical and thermal methods, including the solid state structures of five of the salts determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The tendency of the salts to form low-melting ionic liquids has been assessed; all the salts studied with [nido-C B H ] anions melted below 100 °C and, significantly, have melting points that are 25-85°C lower than those of the corresponding [closo-CB H ] analogs, demonstrating that a wider range of boron-rich ionic liquid materials can be readily accessed. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2008. 2 9 12 11 12 2 11 11 2 9 12 11 12 - - - - -
Dymon, John; Wibby, Ryan; Kleingardner, Jesse; Tanski, Joseph M.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Holbrey, John D.; and Larsen, Anna S., "Designing ionic liquids with boron cluster anions: Alkylpyridinium and imidazolium [nido-C2B9H11] and [closo-CB 11H12] carborane salts" (2008). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 1669.