The nature of hydrogen bonding in protic ionic liquids

Robert Hayes, Silvia Imberti, Gregory G. Warr, Rob Atkin

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The size, direction, strength, and distribution of hydrogen bonds in several protic ionic liquids (PILs) has been elucidated using neutron diffraction and computer simulation. There is significant variation in PIL hydrogen bond interactions ranging from short and linear to long and bi-/trifurcated. The nature of the PIL's hydrogen bonds reflects its macroscopic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4623-4627
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 22 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


  • hydrogen bonds
  • ionic liquids
  • nanostructure
  • neutron diffration
  • self-assembly

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