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Name Mr. Brandon Maier
Organization Florida Gulf Coast University
Type Poster
Topic Materials Chemisry
Title

Synthesis of Hydrophobic Ionic-Liquids from Natural Product

Author(s)

Brandon Maier, Xiaofei Zhang*

Author Location(s)

Department of Chemistry and Physics, Florida Gulf Coast University
* xzhang@fgcu.edu
10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Abstract

An intrinsically hydrophobic ionic liquid was synthesized from phytol, which is a natural product that can be extracted from many plants. The synthesis was concise with high or even quantitative yield in each step. The ionic liquid product was lightly colored and of high purity as demonstrated by its NMR spectroscopy. It also indicated a good electrochemical window for electrochemical applications.