Influence of temperature on thermophysical properties of ammonium ionic liquids with N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

T. Kavitha, Pankaj Attri, P. Venkatesu, R. S. Rama Devi, T. Hofman

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To address the molecular interactions between ionic liquids (ILs) such as trimethylammonium acetate [(CH 3) 3NH][CH 3COO] (TMAA), trimethylammonium hydrogen sulphate [(CH 3) 3NH][HSO 4] (TMAS), trimethylammonium dihydrogen phosphate [(CH 3) 3NH][H 2PO 4] (TMAP) and triethylammonium dihydrogen phosphate [(CH 3CH 2) 3NH][H 2PO 4] (TEAP) with N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), density (ρ), ultrasonic sound velocity (u) and viscosity (η) measurements have been performed across the entire concentration range and the wide temperature range from 298.15 to 313.15 K in steps of 5 K under ambient pressure. Further, on the basis of the measured properties, excess volumes (V E), isentropic compressibility deviations (Δκ s) and viscosity deviations (Δη) were obtained for all these systems under the same experimental conditions. The results are correlated by the Redlich-Kister type equation. The results are also analysed on anion dependent phenomena and temperature influence on measured and derived properties of ILs with NMP mixtures. A qualitative analysis of molecular interactions between ILs and NMP is discussed in terms of the ion-dipole, ion-pair interactions, and hydrogen bonding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalThermochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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