HOT article from FD154: Ionic Liquids
This article by Deyko and Jones describes in detail the interaction of water at the surface of two ionic liquids. The authors found that the ILs were arranged so they had a hydrophobic surface layer. Water was able to absorb into the ILs at room temperature but no absorption into the frozen ILs was observed.
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Adsorption, absorption and desorption of gases at liquid surfaces: water on [C8C1Im][BF4] and [C2C1Im][Tf2N]
Alexey Deyko and Robert G. Jones