Ionic liquids (IL) are a class of solvents comprised of ions and short-lived ion pairs. Ionic liquids have melting points lower than 100 °C and some are liquid at and below room temperature. Various ionic liquids with different properties can be created by combining different cations and anions.
Ionic liquids exhibit properties such as very low vapor pressure, nonvolatility, high ionic conductivity, high electrochemical and thermal stability with a large range of temperature. Room-temperature ionic liquids are promising green solvent alternatives to volatile organic solvents due to their ease of reuse, non-volatility, thermal stability and ability to dissolve a variety of organic and organometallic compounds.
Applications for ionic liquids include:
- Batteries and Supercapacitors
- Rare-Earth Metal Recycling
- Agriculture (Herbicides, Fungicides, Antimicrobials, Stimulants)
- Separation Processes
- Metal and Surface Finishing
- Polymer Additives
- Pharmaceuticals (E.G. Drug Delivery)
The market for ionic liquids has picked up significantly in 2021. Chevron has started the world's first commercial-scale ISOALKY™ process unit that utilizes ionic liquids to produce alkylate and several start-ups have received million dollar funding.
Report contents include:
- Ionic liquids market drivers and trends
- Market challenges and commercialization issues
- Market revenue estimates 2018-2031 (millions USD)
- Recent industry developments
- Ionic liquids production technology analysis
- Analysis of markets and applications for ionic liquids, including
- Profiles of 29 companies.
Companies profiled include Crop.Zone, CAGE Bio Inc., NantEnergy, NOHMs Technologies, Seren Technologies, Lixea, Solvay, Proionic GmbH, Chevron and more.
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Market Trends and Drivers
1.2 Recent Commercial, Funding and Production Developments
1.3 Commercial Prospects, by Industry
2.2.1 Generations of Ionic Liquids
2.4.1 Commercial-Scale Processes
2.5.1 Production Capacities
3. Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
4. Patent Analysis
5. Markets and Applications for Ionic Liquids
5.1 Industry Structure
5.2.1 Li-Ion Batteries
184.108.40.206 Electrolyte Additives
5.2.2 Rechargeable Aluminum Air Batteries
5.3.1 Herbicidal Ionic Liquids
5.3.3 Antimicrobial Agents
5.3.4 Plant Growth Stimulants
5.5 Lubricant Additives
5.6 Separation Processes
5.7 Metal Plating and Surface Finishing
5.9 Rare-Earth Metal Recycling
5.10 Polymer Additives
6. Global Market Revenues
7. Company Profiles
8. Research Methodology
List of Tables
Table 1. Market Trends and Drivers for Ionic Liquids.
Table 2. Recent Commercial, Funding and Production Developments in Ionic Liquids.
Table 3. Commercial Prospects for Ionic Liquids, by Industry.
Table 4. Generations of Ionic Liquids.
Table 5. Comparison of Organic Solvents with Ionic Liquids.
Table 6. Production of Ionic Liquids.
Table 7. Commercial Processes for Ionic Liquids.
Table 8. Production Capacities of Ionic Liquids.
Table 9. Technology Readiness Level (Trl) Examples.
Table 10. Industry Structure for Ionic Liquid Market.
Table 11. Types of Ionic Liquids in Batteries and Supercapacitors.
Table 12. Applications of Ionic Liquids in Pharmaceuticals.
Table 13. Global Market Revenues for Ionic Liquids, by End-user Market 2018-2031 (Millions Usd).
List of Figures
Figure 1. Examples of Common Cations and Anions Found in Ionic Liquids.
Figure 2. Development of Commercialised Ionic Liquid Processes.
Figure 3. Technology Readiness Level (Trl) for Ionic Liquids
Figure 4. Ionic Liquids Patents 2010-2021.
Figure 5. Ionic Liquid Application in Lithium-Ion Batteries.
Figure 6. Ionic Liquids in Separation.
Figure 7. Global Market Revenues for Ionic Liquids, by End-user Market 2018-2031 (Millions Usd).
Figure 8. Isoalky™ Technology.
Figure 9. Ionic Liquid Product.
Figure 10. Sionic Energy Battery Cells.
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- CAGE Bio Inc.
- NOHMs Technologies
- Proionic GmbH
- Seren Technologies