Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Predicting Ionic Liquid Properties highlights new approaches to predicting and understanding ionic liquid behavior and selecting ionic liquids based on theoretical knowledge corroborated by experimental studies. Supported throughout with case studies, the book provides a comparison of the accuracy and efficiency of different theoretical approaches. Sections cover the need for integrating theoretical research with experimental data, conformations, electronic structure and non-covalent interactions, microstructures and template effects, thermodynamics and transport properties, and spectro-chemical characteristics. Catalytic and electrochemical properties are then explored, followed by interfacial properties and solvation dynamics.
Structured for ease of use, and combining the research knowledge of a global team of experts in the field, this book is an indispensable tool for those involved with the research, development and application of ionic liquids across a vast range of fields.
- Highlights new approaches for selecting ionic liquids by combining theoretical knowledge with experimental and simulation-based observations
- Discusses how theoretical simulation can help in selecting specific anion-cation combinations to show enhanced properties of interest
- Compares the accuracy and efficiency of different theoretical approaches for predicting ionic and liquid characteristics
1. Introduction and Overview of Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Predicting Ionic Liquid Properties 2. Conformations, Electronic Structure and Non-covalent Interactions 3. Microstructure, Interfacial Properties and Solvation Dynamics in Ionic Liquids 4. Thermodynamic and Transport Properties in Ionic Liquids 5. Catalytic and Electrochemical Properties in Ionic Liquids
Aswathy Joseph received her Bachelor's degree and Master's degrees in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, India, before moving on to Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam, Kerala. She has many publications in reputed international journals including two major reviews. Her areas of research interest are ionic liquids, ferrofluids, IoNanofluids, polymer-ionic liquid thin films and magneto-luminescent nanomaterials. Aswathy has additionally presented many national and international conference papers, and is presently contributing to a number of books based on her research area.
Suresh Mathew received his M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Cochin, India, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, India. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for his postdoctoral research at Fraunhofer Institute fur Chemische Technologie (ICT), Karlsruhe, Germany. Currently, he is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kerala (India). He is also the Founder Director of the Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre (AMMRC) at MGU. His areas of research are in nano photocatalysis, ionic liquids, ferrofluids, metal-organic frameworks, eco-friendly propellant oxidizers, and thermal decomposition of solids. He supervises many doctoral and M.Phil students at the department.