ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, United States.
Polyoxometalate (POM)-based ionic liquids, with nearly infinite compositional variations to fine-tune antimicrobial and physical properties, function as water purification filters, anticorrosion/antibacterial coatings for natural stones, self-repairing acid-resistant coatings, catalysts, and electroactive, stable solvents. By combining hydrophobic quaternary ammonium cations (QACs; tetraheptylammonium and trihexyltetradecylammonium) with butyltin-substituted polyoxotungstates [(BuSn)(α-SiWO)] via repeated solvent extraction-ion exchange, we obtained phase-pure hybrid POM salts (referred to as such because they melt above room temperature). If the solvent extraction process is performed only once, then solids with high salt contamination and considerably lower melting temperatures are obtained. Read More