|Name||Mr. Brandon Maier|
|Organization||Florida Gulf Coast University|
Synthesis of Hydrophobic Ionic-Liquids from Natural Product
Brandon Maier, Xiaofei Zhang*
Department of Chemistry and Physics, Florida Gulf Coast University
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.