Insights into the surface composition and enrichment effects of ionic liquids and ionic liquid mixtures

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Maier F, Cremer T, Kolbeck C, Lovelock K, Paape N, Schulz P, Wasserscheid P, Steinrück HP
Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 12
Journal issue: 8
Pages range: 1905-1915
ISSN: 1463-9076
eISSN: 1463-9084


Abstract


A systematic study of ionic liquid surfaces by angle resolved X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ARXPS) is presented. By reviewing recent and presenting new results for imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs), we discuss the impact of chemical differences on surface composition and on surface enrichment effects. (1) For the hydrophilic ethylene glycol (EG) functionalised ILs [Me(EG)MIm][TfN], [Et(EG)MIm][TfN] and [Me(EG)MIm][TfN], which vary in the number of ethylene glycol units (from 1 to 3), we find that the surface composition of the near-surface region is in excellent agreement with the bulk composition, which is attributed to attractive interactions between the oxygen atoms on the cation to the hydrogen atoms on the imidazolium ring. (2) For [CC Im][TfN] (where n = 1-16), i.e. ILs with an alkyl chain of increasing length, an enrichment of the aliphatic carbons is observed for longer chains (n > 2), at the expense of the polar cation head groups and the anions in the first molecular layer, both of which are located approximately at the same distance from the outer surface. (3) To study the influence of the anion on the surface enrichment, we investigated ten ILs [CC Im][X] with the same cation, but very different anions [X] . In all cases, surface enrichment of the cation alkyl chains is found, with the degree of enrichment decreasing with increasing size of the anion, i.e., it is most pronounced for the smallest anions and least pronounced for the largest anions. (4) For the IL mixture [CC Im][TfN] and [CCIm][Tf N] we find a homogeneous distribution in the outermost surface region with no specific enrichment of the [CCIm] cation. © 2010 the Owner Societies.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Cremer, Till Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Kolbeck, Claudia Dr.
Sonderforschungsbereich 953/2 Synthetische Kohlenstoffallotrope
Maier, Florian Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Schulz, Peter Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Steinrück, Hans-Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Wasserscheid, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Maier, F., Cremer, T., Kolbeck, C., Lovelock, K., Paape, N., Schulz, P.,... Steinrück, H.-P. (2010). Insights into the surface composition and enrichment effects of ionic liquids and ionic liquid mixtures. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12(8), 1905-1915. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b920804f

MLA:
Maier, Florian, et al. "Insights into the surface composition and enrichment effects of ionic liquids and ionic liquid mixtures." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12.8 (2010): 1905-1915.

BibTeX: 

Last updated on 2019-14-04 at 21:50