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Ionic Liquids
Gordon Research Conference

Solvents, Materials, or Medicines?

Dates

August 17-22, 2014

Location

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Robin Rogers

Vice Chair:
Anja V. Mudring

Meeting Description

Ionic Liquids are not new materials - they have been known for over 100 years, but have gained a substantial growth in renewed interest over the last 20 years, and particularly from 1995 onwards, first due to efforts by the United States Air Force in applying ILs as electrolytes, and then as a result of suggestions that ILs have unique properties as VOC solvent replacements and materials with new combinations of physical properties. Interest in the area blossomed in the mid 1990s with the realization that the complexity of the anion and cation components of ionic liquids allowed for relatively easy synthesis of structural variations, causing them to be known as 'designer solvents.' Today ILs are defined generally as those salts with melting points below 100 °C and whose melts are composed of discrete ions, but it is often the unique materials properties set, unavailable from molecular compounds or crystalline salts, that are bringing ILs under even more intense scrutiny. Interest in ionic liquids has been rapidly growing, in part because of the fascinating set of physical, chemical, and biological property sets these materials possess, and in part from the growing realization of new applications in such key areas as Sustainable Energy, Biomass, Biorefineries, Renewable Fuels and Chemicals, Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Separations, Catalysis, and Biotechnology (to name a few). Government and industrial funding in the area is rapidly increasing with the recognition of the many unique potential industrial applications this field offers.

This GRC will highlight many of the emerging themes which are becoming quite important worldwide and will represent an opportunity to meet and discuss these and other major topics in the field with international experts. In addition, representatives from large and small industry can provide insight into key issues such as scale-up, costs, availability, registration, and other key parameters needed to plan new ventures. Lively poster sessions and social events will provide much time for interaction with ionic liquid scientists and engineers from around the world. Participants will learn more about the Ionic Liquid state of matter and the growing impact of these fascinating materials on key societal issues such as Sustainable Energy, New and Renewable Materials, Biology, Biotechnology, and Industrial Processes.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmFrom Molten Salts to Ionic Liquids
Discussion Leader: John S. Wilkes (Retired)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmC. Austen Angell (Arizona State University)
"From Liquid Silicates, Through the Molten Salt Reactor Heyday, to the Present-Day IL Renaissance: The Key Role of the Complex Anion"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmJoan F. Brennecke (University of Notre Dame)
"Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture: Chemistry, Cosolvents, and Ionicity"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Ionic Liquid Landscape
Discussion Leader: James H. Davis, Jr. (University of South Alabama)
9:00 am - 9:40 amDouglas R. MacFarlane (Monash University)
"Ionic Liquids in Pharmaceuticals and Biopreservation Applications"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRalf Ludwig (University of Rostock)
"The Subtle Balance of Coulomb Interaction, Hydrogen Bonding, and Dispersion Forces in Ionic Liquids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJames F. Wishart (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
"Making Ionic Liquids More Stable Against Radiation and Other Stresses"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTheory and Modeling
Discussion Leader: Edward Maginn (University of Notre Dame)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmClaudio J. Margulis (University of Iowa)
"Anomalous Temperature Dependence of Intermediate Range Structure, Paradigms Beyond Polar-Apolar and a Possible Structural Link to Charge Transport"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMargarida F. Costa-Gomes (Université Blaise Pascal)
"Thermodynamics of Ionic Liquids with Polymers and Nano-Objects"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIonic Liquids for Energy, Fuel, and Chemical Production
Discussion Leader: Edward W. Castner, Jr. (Rutgers University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amAaron Socha (Bronx Community College) and Anthe George (Joint Bioenergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories)
"Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Fermentable Sugars and Advanced Biofuels Using Ionic Liquids"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amPeter Wasserscheid (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
"Recent Advances in Hydrocarbon Processing Using Ionic Liquids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmDouglas L. Gin (University of Colorado)
"Design of New Ionic Liquid-Based Functional Materials for Separation and Transport Applications"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergetic and Nanoparticle Ionic Liquids
Discussion Leader: Richard Noble (University of Colorado)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJean'ne M. Shreeve (University of Idaho)
"Designing Hypergolic Ionic Fuels"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmJairton DuPont (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
"On the Nanostructural Organization of 'Modern' Ionic Liquids"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAdvanced Electrolytes
Discussion Leader: Paul C. Trulove (United States Naval Academy)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMasayoshi Watanabe (Yokohama National University)
"Solvate Ionic Liquids for Advanced Batteries"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJennifer M. Pringle (Deakin University)
"Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Thermal Energy Harvesting"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMark Maroncelli (Pennsylvania State University)
"Solvation and Solute Dynamics in Ionic Liquids"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSeparations
Discussion Leader: Violina A. Cocalia (Cytec Industries)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJoão A.P. Coutinho (University of Aveiro)
"New Pathways in Ionic Liquid-Aqueous Biphasic Systems and the Quest for Sustainability"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMark B. Shiflett (DuPont Central Research and Development)
"Phase Behavior and Gas Separation in Ionic Liquids"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Ionic Liquid Future
Discussion Leader: Frank Stiemke (Ionic Liquids Technologies Inc.)
9:00 am - 9:40 amXiangqun Zeng (Oakland University)
"Ionic Liquids and Sensor Applications"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amGary A. Baker (University of Missouri)
"The Iono-Nano Interface"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRico Del Sesto (Dixie State University)
"Opportunities in Materials Using Magnetic and Optical Ionic Liquids"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmBiomass and Materials
Discussion Leader: Rasmus Fehrmann (Technical University of Denmark)
5:30 pm - 6:10 pmHiroyuki Ohno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
"Biomass Treatment with Ionic Liquids: A Fight Against Water"
6:10 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pmSheng Dai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
"Making Functional Materials Out of Ionic Liquids"
7:10 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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