Chemistry - a European Journal vol:16 issue:6 pages:1849-1858
A series of nitrile-functionalized ionic liquids were found to exhibit temperature-dependent miscibility (thermomorphism) with the lower alcohols. Their coordinating abilities toward cobalt(II) ions were investigated through the dissolution process of cobalt(II) bis(trinfluoromethylsulfonyl)-imide and were found to depend on the donor abilities of the nitrile group. The crystal structures of the cobalt(II) solvates [Co(C(1)C(1CN)Pyr)(2)(Tf2N)(4)] and [Co(C(1)C(2CN)Pyr)(6)][Tf2N](s). which were isolated from ionic-liquid solutions. gave in insight into the coordination chemistry of functionalized ionic liquids. Smooth layers of cobalt metal could be obtained by electrodeposition of the cobalt-containing ionic liquids.