ANYL Thomas Rossi  Tuesday, April 09, 2013 

254 - Award Address (ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute). Ionic liquids and GUMBOS: Novel designer materials

Isiah M Warner,, Susmita Das, Paul Magut, Bishnu Egmi, Indika Galpothdeniya. Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, United States

In recent years, much of my research has focused in the general area of analytical applications of ionic liquids where ionic liquids are defined as organic salts whose melting points are below 100 °C. The unique and tunable properties of ionic liquids have garnered much attention, primarily because of their low melting points, ease of syntheses, and unique solvation properties, which have been touted as tunable and green. However, ionic liquids whose melting points are above room temperature are solid phase materials and are often described as frozen ionic liquids Our bioanalytical research over the past few years has involved the application of ionic liquids in both the liquid and solid phase. In regard to solid phase ionic liquids, we have recently demonstrated the unique properties of solid phase organic salts with the unique tunability of ionic liquids. In describing these materials, we have coined the acronym, GUMBOS, i.e. a group of uniform materials based on organic salts. We have also designated such materials as having the expanded melting point range of 25 °C to 250 °C. Since these materials have similar tunability to ionic liquids, they can best be described as designer solid phase materials. In this talk, I will describe our recent studies using ionic liquids and GUMBOS. The unique properties and applications of nanomaterials derived from GUMBOS, i.e. nanoGUMBOS, will also be highlighted. We note that in combining the distinct tunability of ionic liquids with the well-documented applications of nanoparticles, we have engineered a new class of nanomaterials which should have wide general applicability. Several applications of traditional ionic liquids, GUMBOS, and this new class of nanoparticles (nanoGUMBOS) will be highlighted with applications in the areas of medicine, sensors, and material science.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 03:15 PM
ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Isiah M. Warner (01:00 PM - 03:50 PM)
Location: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
Room: Blaine Kern D


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