Development of ionic gels using thiol-based monomers in ionic liquid

Kumkum Ahmed, Naofumi Naga, Masaru Kawakami, Hidemitsu Furukawa

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Ionic gels (IGs) using ionic liquids (ILs) can propose diverse applications in the field of optics, sensors and separation have opened wide prospects in materials science. ILs have attracted remarkable interest for gel polymer electrolytes and batteries based on their useful properties such as non-volatility, non-flammability, a wide electrochemical window, high thermal stability and a high ionic conductivity. The formation of gel in IL media makes it possible to immobilize ILs within organic or inorganic matrices and to take advantage of their unique properties in the solid state, thus eliminating some shortcomings related to shaping and risk of leakage. In this work for the first time we used multifunctional thiol monomers having uniform structure and good compatibility with the IL of our interest. Therefore we focused on developing thiol monomer-based IGs using multifunctional thiol monomers and acrylate crosslinkers utilizing thiol-ene reaction between monomer and crosslinking molecules in an IL medium and characterize their physico-chemical properties like thermal, conductive, mechanical properties etc. This work has been focused mainly to improve the mechanical strength of IGs and make prospects of IGs in tribology and lubricants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2016
EditorsNakhiah C. Goulbourne
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600416
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2016 Mar 212016 Mar 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherBehavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Ionic gel
  • conductive
  • ionic liquid
  • low friction.
  • mechanical
  • multi-functional thiol monomers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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