The detailed investigation of the local mobility in a set of dried imidazolium-based ionic liquids (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium) in a wide temperature range and varying anions (BF 4 - , I - , Cl - , Br - , NO 3 - , TfO - ) is presented. The measurements of temperature dependencies of the spin-lattice relaxation times of 1 H and 13 C nuclei are motivated by the need to obtain a fundamental characterization of molecular mobility of the substances under study, namely, to estimate the correlation times, τ c , for the motion of individual molecular groups. In particular, it follows from obtained results that the mobility of the hydrocarbon "tail" is higher (smaller τ c ) than that of the imidazole ring, and this expected tendency is quantified. The effect of the influence of an anion type on the cation mobility is also analyzed.
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- Materials Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry