Recent advances in surface active ionic liquids (SAILs): A Review


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  • Nizamul Haque Ansari Department of Physical Sciences (Chemistry), Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India- 144030


Ionic liquids, surfactant, CMC, amino acids, surface active ionic liquids (SAILs)


Ionic liquids (ILs) have evolved from obscure compounds to significant components of modern chemistry, characterized by their ability to exist in the liquid phase at moderate temperatures without additional solvents. Surface-active ionic liquids (SAILs), exhibiting amphiphilic properties akin to traditional surfactants, hold promise for enhancing interfacial processes. Understanding the thermodynamic and surface parameters governing micelle formation in ILs provides crucial insights into their behavior and applications. Recent research has showcased the potential of SAILs in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and medical treatments, offering solutions for improving oil recovery efficiency and exploring medical applications such as cancer treatment. This highlights the versatility and efficiency of SAILs across various fields of chemistry, paving the way for greener and more sustainable practices.


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Ansari, N. H. (2024). Recent advances in surface active ionic liquids (SAILs): A Review. Jabirian Journal of Biointerface Research in Pharmaceutics and Applied Chemistry, 1(3), 21–25.



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