Design and Synthesis of Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents for Advanced Application

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Prof. Dr. Murugesan Thanabalan

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Technical Professional Course

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Introduction

Ionic liquids are new class of materials often referred as molten salts with low melting points below 100 oC, and unique thermochemical properties such as nonvolatility, excellent thermal and chemical properties. They are composed with organic cation and organic or inorganic anions. Whereas, deep eutectic solvents are new generation of solvents formed from eutectic mixtures of Lewis or Brostened acids and bases which may contain variety of anionic and/or cationic species. They are characterized by lower melting point than the mixture constituent’s melting point. Both ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents are regarded as greener solvent or reaction media, and hence they find variety of applications. There are millions of ILs and DES solvents that can be prepared by interchanging the cationic or anionic constituents, however, identifying the kind of IL or DES for specific application requires the thorough knowledge of their respective chemistry, thermochemical, and thermophysical properties. COSMO-RS (COnductor-like Screening MOdel for Real Solvents) is used for the prediction of thermodynamic properties without any experimental investigations, it offers a novel computational pathway extending from quantum chemistry to fluid phase thermodynamics, enabling the use of modern quantum chemistry predictive tools.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
  1. To select suitable ionic liquids/Deep eutectic solvents as a greener solvent/reaction media
  2. To synthesize the suitable ionic liquids and/or deep  eutectic solvents
  3. To characterize the synthesized ionic liquids and/or deep eutectic  solvents

Trainers

Prof. Dr. Murugesan Thanabalan is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He has been involved in teaching, research and industrial consultancies in Chemical Engineering and its allied fields during the past 33 years. Separation processes and unit operations are his core domain of research. During his career, he has supervised 22 PhDs and many MSc/ MTech theses. He is a recipient of “Effective Education Award” (2008, 2009 & 2010) for his best teaching practice and “Best Publication Award” (2012 & 2013) by UTP, apart from many accolades for his services to the industrial and academic sector. Prof. Murugesan is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer (CEng) of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK, apart from his life memberships in many elite professional bodies.   Dr. Mohamad Azmi Bustam is an Associate Professor at the chemical Engineering Department. He has received his PhD in material production Engineering from Oita University, Japan. He has been involved in the field of material development for energy, green process and separation for more than 24 years and published more than 240 articles. His research interests includes development of materials for CO2 and H2S removal, ionic liquids and electrodes for electrochemical energy devices. Dr. Azmi is Chartered Engineer for Institue of Marine Engineers, United Kingdom. Currently, he is the head of Centre of Research in Ionic Liquids (CORIL) at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.   Dr. Muhammad Moniruzzaman is an Associate Professor at the chemical Engineering Department. He has received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. He obtained his MSc (2004) and PhD (2007) in Biochemical Engineering from Kanazawa University, Japan. He worked at Kyushu University, Japan, and Okayama University, Japan. Currently, he is a faculty at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. His current research interests focus on the application of ionic liquids as alternative “green” solvents in biocatalysis/catalysis, biomass degradation, separation of bioactive compounds and pharmaceutics, including drug delivery and formulations.

Course Contents

This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics):
  1. Introduction to Ionic Liquids (ILs) and Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES)
  2. Applications of ILs in chemical processes, separations, chemical reactions, biological processes.
  3. Predictions to thermophysical properties of Ionic Liquids and its validation
  4. Development, geometry optimization and generation of cosmo files for IL structures using Turbomole (TmoleX)
  5. Introduction of COSMO-RS screening, interpretation of sigma profile and sigma potential
  6. Synthesis of ionic liquids via metathesis, microwave and ion exchange
  7. Synthesis and applications of deep eutectic solvents

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Introduction Ionic liquids are new class of materials often referred as molten salts with low melting points below 100 oC, and unique thermochemical properties such as nonvolatility, excellent thermal and chemical properties. They are composed with organic cation and organic […]

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