The fascinating, complex behavior of ionic liquids is analyzed using a molecular perspective that emphasizes the doubly dual nature of ionic liquids underlying the existence of cations and anions forming high- and low-charge-density regions. Our work bridges the liquid, gas, and solid phases spanning 5 years of research on themes as diverse as the vaporization, liquid–liquid demixing, solidification, and thermophysical behavior of ionic liquids and their mixtures and solutions.
Rebelo, L. P. N., Canongia Lopes, J. N., Esperança, J. M. S. S., Guedes, H. J. R., Łachwa, J., Najdanovic-Visak, V., & Visak, Z. P. (2007). Accounting for the unique, doubly dual nature of ionic liquids from a molecular thermodynamic and modeling standpoint. Accounts of Chemical Research, 40(11), 1114-1121. https://doi.org/10.1021/ar7000556