Editor: Chandrabhan Verma

Ionic Liquids: Eco-friendly Substitutes for Surface and Interface Applications

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ISBN: 978-981-5136-24-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-23-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151362341230101


Ionic Liquids: Eco-friendly Substitutes for Surface and Interface Applications explores the growing interest in utilizing ionic liquids as sustainable alternatives for various industrial and biological applications. With their unique properties and environmentally friendly nature, ionic liquids have emerged as promising substitutes for toxic and volatile solvents, offering significant advantages in surface and interface chemistry.

This book is divided into two parts: Part 1 covers the basics of ionic liquids, their surface/interface properties, and interactions with metallic surfaces. Part 2 focuses on the wide range of surface and interface applications of ionic liquids, including wastewater treatment, corrosion protection, catalysis, separation processes, medical devices, and sensing applications.

Key Features:

• A complete book fully dedicated to the surface and interface chemistry of ionic liquids with seventeen chapters

• Covers fundamentals, recent progress, and applications in surface/interface chemistry

• Presents up-to-date research and interdisciplinary insights

• Includes relevant references and resources for further exploration

This is a valuable reference for scientists and engineers who want to learn about ionic liquids' chemistry and applications

Audience: Scientists, researchers, professors, engineers, and students in the fields of chemistry, materials science, environmental science, and chemical engineering.


The development and consumption of ionic liquids are gaining particular attention because of their various salient features, such as high polarity, negligible volatility, high thermal stability, high ionic conductivity, low melting point, and structural designability. They are well-established environmentally sustainable alternatives for different industrial and biological applications. The use of environmentally friendly ionic liquids in place of extensively used toxic and volatile solvents (Volatile) that leads to serious environmental challenges is associated with numerous advantages. Their surface and interface chemistry and related applications are also gaining significant consideration. They are widely used for various applications, such as in wastewater treatment, treatment of other industrial influents, corrosion protection, catalysts in phase transfer, surfactants, etc. The present book aims to collect the major and up-to-date advancements in surface and interface properties and applications of ionic liquids.

The present book is divided into two sections, section-I: Ionic Liquids: Basics, Surface/ Interface Chemistry Properties and section-II: Ionic Liquids: Surface/ Interface Applications. Section-I contains eight chapters that collectively describe ionic liquids' fundamental and eco-friendly properties. This section also reports their colloidal, surface and interface properties and the factors responsible for their abilities to behave as surface and interface active species. This also covers the interactions of ionic liquids with the metallic surface through coordination bonding. Section-II also contains eight chapters and describes the use of ionic liquids for numerous surface and interface applications. In different chapters, wastewater treatments, decontamination of toxic metals impurities, corrosion protection, tribological, phase transfer catalysis, electrolytes for photoelectrochemical cells, selective separation, medical devices and sensing applications of ionic liquids are described.

Overall, this book is written for scholars in academia and industry, working in engineering, materials science students and applied chemistry. The editors and contributors are well-known researchers, scientists and true professionals from academia and industry. On behalf of Bentham Science, I am very thankful to the authors of all chapters for their amazing and passionate efforts in making this book. Special thanks to Ms. Humaira Hashmi, editorial project manager (EPM), and Ms. Rabia Maqsood (publishing assistant) for their support and help during this project. In the end, all thanks to Bentham Science for publishing the book

Chandrabhan Verma
Department of Chemical Engineering
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 2533
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates