Structured Ionic Liquids

In 2004 [41], we published one of the first papers describing ordering in hydrated ionic liquids (basically a mixture of an ionic liquid and water). With citations of our original paper running at over 420 at last count, this field has expanded frantically in the ensuing decade. We are now examining how these materials order [49] and how we can manipulate their composition to obtain desirable physical properties [63],[71] including our recent report of magnetically-sensitive ionic liquid surfactants [70] and emulsions[74] as well beginning to examine potential applications [75].