Photo-degradation of Imidazolium Ionic Liquids

Degradation of imidazolium ionic liquid, [bmim][TFSA] and iodide solution of [bmim][TFSA] by UV-laser irradiation has been studied through ground state absorption and transient absorption spectroscopy. We found that excited state [bmim] undergoes degradation efficiently. Introduction Room-temperature ionic liquids are receiving considerable attention… (More)