1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride

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1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride
Skeletal formula of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride
Ball-and-stick model of the component ions of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride
Names
IUPAC name
3-Ethyl-1-methyl-3H-imidazol-1-ium chloride
Other names
[EMIM]Cl
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.129.917
Properties
C6H11ClN2
Molar mass 146.62 g·mol−1
Melting point 77 to 79 °C (171 to 174 °F; 350 to 352 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride or [EMIM]Cl is an ionic liquid that can be used in cellulose processing.[1][2] The cation consists of a five-membered ring with two nitrogen and three carbon atoms, i.e. a derivative of imidazole, with ethyl and methyl groups substituted at the two nitrogen atoms.[3] Its melting point is 77–79 °C.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scientists Propose a More Efficient Way to Make Ethanol, The New York Times, March 2, 2010
  2. ^ Joseph B. Binder and Ronald T. Raines (2010). "Fermentable sugars by chemical hydrolysis of biomass" (PDF). PNAS. 107 (10): 4516–4521. doi:10.1073/pnas.0912073107. PMC 2842027Freely accessible. PMID 20194793. 
  3. ^ 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, chemexper.com
  4. ^ MSDS