Publication Date

5-15-2018

Department

Ames Laboratory

Campus Units

Ames Laboratory

Report Number

IS-J 8961

DOI

10.1016/j.ccr.2018.02.004

Journal Title

Coordination Chemistry Reviews

Volume Number

363

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Abstract

As an innovative tool, ionic liquids (ILs) are widely employed as an alternative, smart, reaction media (vs. traditional solvents) offering interesting technology solutions for dissolving, processing and recycling of metal-containing materials. The costly mining and refining of rare earths (RE), combined with increasing demand for high-tech and energy-related applications around the world, urgently requires effective approaches to improve the efficiency of rare earth separation and recovery. In this context, ionic liquids appear as an attractive technology solution. This review addresses the structural and coordination chemistry of ionic liquids comprising rare earth metals with the aim to add to understanding prospects of ionic liquids in the chemistry of rare earths.

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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