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Structure and conformation properties of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium halide ionic liquids: a density-functional theory study.
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PMID:  16375540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The structures and conformational properties of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium halide ionic liquids have been studied with a Becke's 3 Parameter functional method. The interaction mechanisms between the cation and the anion in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium (Emim+) halide and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium (Bmim+) halide ionic liquids were investigated using 6-31G*, 6-31++G**, and 6-311++G** basis sets. Forty structures of different ion pairs were optimized and geometrical parameters of them have been discussed in details. Halide ions (Cl- or Br-) have been gradually placed in different regions around imidazolium cation and the interaction energies between the anion and the cation have been calculated. Theoretical results indicate that there are four activity regions in the vicinity of the imidazolium cations, in these regions the imidazolium cations and the halide anions formed stable ion pairs. Imidazolium cations can form hydrogen bond interactions with one, two or three but no more than three nearest halide anions. The halide ions are situated in hydrogen bond positions rather than at random.
Yong Wang; Haoran Li; Shijun Han
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0021-9606     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
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Created Date:  2005-12-26     Completed Date:  2007-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174501     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, People's Republic of China.
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