Chemical Physics of Deep Eutectic Solvents
Deep eutectic solvents (DES) have emerged as a novel class of multicomponent liquids. In DES an enormous decrease in the melting point of the mixture is found as a result of strong interactions between the components, such as quaternary ammonium salts and hydrogen bond donors. The useful properties of DES, e.g. low volatility, high thermal stability, good ionic conductivity and non-flammability, are being actively explored and an enhanced understanding of the chemical physics of these systems is being vigorously pursued. The special issue will include experimental and theoretical/simulation papers describing the chemical physics of DES.
Guest Editors: Andrew P. Abbott, Karen Edler, and Alister Page with JCP Associate Editors Mark Ediger and Carlos Vega