Date of Award

Spring 2008

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Science

First Advisor

David Evans


The use of ionic liquids in various branches of chemistry will only continue to grow exponentially due to the growing fascination of these liquids. Their uses are as extensive as the combination of anions and cations used to form them. From catalysts to solvents to a use in extraction of metal from ores; the continued study of ILs and their subclasses will only further the scientific community to supply better alternatives to industrial and laboratory processes. It will also determine ways to substitute their use where only volatile organic compounds can be used today. Such studies not only better the scientific community, but they can also better everyday life by preventing the release of environmental poisons.