1UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento STEBICEF, Italy
Since their first discovery, ionic liquids have shown interesting properties thanks to their tunable nature that allows tailoring their properties in dependence of the target process. During the years, this has induced their classification alternatively as normal solvents or supramolecular fluids.1
In this lecture, a general overview about our "journey" into the world of ionic liquids will be discussed.
Starting from the use as solvent media, results collected by using classical organic reactions as probe systems will be analyzed.2-4 Then, performance in the conversion of carbohydrate-based biomass in products of industrial value will be discussed.5, 6
Finally, results collected by entrapping ionic liquids in semi-solid matrices, like supramolecular gel phases, used as organized reaction media will be showed.7, 8
The Main aim of the lecture is to show how these neoteric solvents are really multifaceted materials, able to offer amazing opportunities in different fields.
1. S. Marullo, F. D'Anna, C. Rizzo and F. Billeci, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, 19, 2076-2095.
2. F. D'Anna, V. Frenna, R. Noto, V. Pace and D. Spinelli, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 9637-9642.
3. F. D'Anna, V. Frenna, V. Pace and R. Noto, Tetrahedron, 2006, 62, 1690-1698.
4. F. D'Anna, S. Marullo, P. Vitale and R. Noto, Ultrason. Sonochem., 2012, 19, 136-142.
5. F. D'Anna, S. Marullo, P. Vitale, C. Rizzo, P. Lo Meo and R. Noto, Appl. Cat. A: General, 2014, 482, 287-293.
6. S. Marullo, A. Sutera, G. Gallo, F. Billeci, C. Rizzo and F. D'Anna, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 11204-11214.
7. C. Rizzo, A. Mandoli, S. Marullo and F. D'Anna, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 6356-6365.
8. B. Saavedra, A. Meli, C. Rizzo, D. J. Ramón and F. D'Anna, Green Chem., 2021, 23, 6555-6565.