Chromatographic and Chemometric Methodsfor Evaluation of Properties of Ionic Liquids

Sylwia Studzińska,a Piotr Stepnowski,b Bogusław Buszewskia*

a Department of Environmental Chemistry and Bioanalytics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Chemistry, 7 Gagarin Str., PL-87-100 Toruñ, Poland.
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b Waste Management Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, Sobieskiego 18 Str., PL 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland

Paper based on a presentation at the 12th International Symposium on Separation Sciences, Lipica, Slovenia, September 27–29, 2006.

The interest in ionic liquids is in constant increase due to their popularity in various applications. The wide applicability of these compounds is the main reason of their use on industrial scale, especially in organic synthesis. This leads to the presence of ionic liquids in water and soils. Therefore, there is a need to study their toxicology and to better understand the basis of it. The main aim of the contribution is to review the existing knowledge about the influence of ionic liquids on living organisms and to provide information about the use of chromatographic and chemometric methods in evaluation of properties of ionic liquids.

Keywords: ionic liquids, chromatography, stationary phase, chemometric, QSAR