Densities and viscosities are reported for three similar ionic liquids, all with anion bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) phosphinate [TMPP]. The hydrocarbon chains attached to the phosphonium cation vary in length; the three cations are tetrabutylphosphonium [P4444], trimethyloctylphosphonium [P8111] and tributylmethylphosphonium [P1444]. Contrary to expectation, neither the densities nor the viscosities show a monotonic trend with the length of the hydrocarbon chains on the cation.
- ionic liquid
- tetraalkyl phosphonium