Synthesis, characterization and the antimicrobial activity of new eco-friendly ionic liquids

Mouslim Messali, Ziad Moussa, Abdullah Y. Alzahrani, Moustafa Y. El-Naggar, Ahmad S. ElDouhaibi, Zaher M.A. Judeh, Belkheir Hammouti

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A green microwave-assisted procedure for the preparation of a series of 24 new 1-alkyl-3-ethylimidazolium ionic liquids with different functional groups in the alkyl chain is described. Moreover, the synthesis of a variety of ten new geminal dicationic ionic liquids is reported. Their structures were characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 11B, 19F, 31P, and mass spectrometry. Several ionic liquids were selected for antimicrobial activity studies, yielding very interesting and promising results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1627-1634
Number of pages8
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Green procedure
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Symmetrical and unsymmetrical ionic liquids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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