Ionic liquids hold enormous potential to provide important materials platform to numerous application sectors. Companies and research institutions around the world are making continuous efforts to bring this emerging technology out from the laboratory curtails so that these green chemistries can be used as an alternative solvent to many of the industrial applications including electrochemical cells, chemical manufacturing, cooling and air conditioning, medium for separation processes.
The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include light weight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials.
The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
Keywords: Ionic liquids, battery electrolyte, green solvent, selective extraction, dye-sensitized solar cell