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Title: Rare earth metal-containing ionic liquids

As an innovative tool, ionic liquids (ILs) are widely employed as an alternative, smart, reaction media (vs. traditional solvents) offering interesting technology solutions for dissolving, processing and recycling of metal-containing materials. The costly mining and refining of rare earths (RE), combined with increasing demand for high-tech and energy-related applications around the world, urgently requires effective approaches to improve the efficiency of rare earth separation and recovery. In this context, ionic liquids appear as an attractive technology solution. Finally, this paper addresses the structural and coordination chemistry of ionic liquids comprising rare earth metals with the aim to add to understanding prospects of ionic liquids in the chemistry of rare earths.
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  1. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States). Critical Materials Inst.
  2. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States). Critical Materials Inst.; Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J 8961
Journal ID: ISSN 0010-8545; PII: S0010854517307282
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358; 1465071
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Coordination Chemistry Reviews
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 363; Journal ID: ISSN 0010-8545
Research Org:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States); Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; rare earth compounds; ionic liquids; energy-related applications
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