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    • Keywords


      Porous liquids, PLs, porous ionic liquid, porosity.

    • Abstract


      Porous liquids (PLs) are an emerging field of advanced func­tional materials with tremendous applications. In this article, we aim to introduce porous liquids. We know that liquids are in a condensed state, which is the second state of matter. It can flow, and therefore, the molecules are constantly in ran­dom motion. Permanent porosity (micropores) can be devel­oped within them through careful tailoring involving remark­able synthetic and supramolecular chemistries. The resultant PLs have the combined features of solids' porosity and liq­uids' fluidity. The invention of PLs is an important scientific milestone that opened up an entirely new approach to indus­trial separations processes. The present article enumerates the concept of PL, the different types of PLs and their appli­cations. The article finally discusses the challenges and future prospectus of porous liquids.

    • Author Affiliations


      Aswathy Joseph1 Suresh Mathew2

      1. Department of Chemistry Catholicate College, Basil Hills Makkankunnu PO, Pathanamthitta, Kerala 689645, India
      2. Dean, Faculty of Technology & Applied Sciences School of Chemical Sciences Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560, , India
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