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1-n-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride is used as a solvent for organic reactions. It is used in anion exchange reactions. It acts as a catalyst, electrolyte for batteries and metal recovery. It is also used in chromatographic separations. Further, it is used as an ionic liquids for catalysis.
In the presence of methanesulfonic acid, alcohols can be converted to alkyl chlorides under mild conditions: Org. Lett., 3, 3727 (2001).
Men, Y.; Du, X.; Shen, J.; Wang, L.; Liu, Z. Preparation of corn starch-g-polystyrene copolymer in ionic liquid: 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. Carbohydr. Polym. 2015, 121, 348-354.
Lu, F.; Wang, L.; Zhang, C.; Cheng, B.; Liu, R.; Huang, Y. Influence of temperature on the solution rheology of cellulose in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride/dimethyl sulfoxide. Cellulose 2015, 22 (5), 3077-3087.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H301-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.