Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny, Peter Nockemann and colleagues from The Queen’s University Belfast describe the one-pot synthesis of ionic liquid-nanofluids in this HOT paper. The ionic-liquid nanofluids consist of copper(II) oxide nanoparticles and copper(I,II), oxide clusters in acetate-based ionic liquids. Combining ionic liquids and nanoparticles can create ionic liquids with additional or significantly improved properties that could then be used as catalysts or as heat transfer fluids.
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Facile in situ synthesis of nanofluids based on ionic liquids and copper oxide clusters and nanoparticles
Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny, Léa Chancelier, Shieling Ng, Haresh G. Manyar, Christopher Hardacre and Peter Nockemann
Dalton Trans., 2012