Designing ionic liquids for absorptive cooling

Kiki Adi Kurnia, Simão P. Pinho, João A.P. Coutinho

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A computational methodology for designing ionic liquids (ILs) with an enhanced water absorption capacity to be used in absorption-refrigeration systems is presented here. It is based on increasing the hydrogen bond (HB)-acceptor ability of the anion and combining it with a cation that presents a weak cation-anion interaction. Employing this strategy, we identified and prepared three novel dianionic ILs with an enhanced water absorption capacity, larger than LiBr. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3741-3745
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


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