Masters Theses

Author

Ninu Madria

Abstract

"There is a considerable recent interest in the applications of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) as green solvents in organic synthesis and as nonvolatile electrolytes in lithium ion batteries. A variety of commercially available imidazolium based RTILs have been used for these applications, mainly due to their negligible vapor pressures, high thermal stabilities, wide liquid range, wide electrochemical windows and high anodic stability. The state of the art lithium ion batteries require the use of electrolytes that have relatively low viscosities at temperatures as low as -35°C. This thesis describes the synthesis of novel oxygenated and fluorinated imidazolium based RTILs that maintain liquid range at as low as -35°C, and their toxicity studies. The toxicities have been also measured as a function of counter-anions using human bronchoalveolar carcinoma cell line (A549), and determined their EC50 values. The toxicities of these newly synthesized ionic liquids are comparable to those of related imidazolium based RTILs, with concentration ranging from 0.2mM to 2.5 mM"--Abstract page iii.

Advisor(s)

Reddy, Prakash
Huang, Yue-Wern

Committee Member(s)

Ma, Yinfa
Shannon, Katie

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

2011

Pagination

ix, 41 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-79).

Rights

© 2011 Ninu Madria, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ionic solutions -- Synthesis
Imidazolinones
Toxicity, Effect of temperature on

Thesis Number

T 10201

Print OCLC #

862075980

Electronic OCLC #

862076048

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