Ionic liquid-based liquid biphasic system

Shir Reen Chia, Zhi Sheng Khoo, Kit Wayne Chew, Pau Loke Show

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Since 2010, there has been an upsurge in researchers’ interest in ionic-liquid-based liquid biphasic systems (IL-based LBSs). They have been discovered to be a promising technique for separation processes due to their desirable chemical and physical properties. The theory behind the LBS is covered in this chapter to provide a better understanding of the IL-based LBS. Parameters such as phase-constructing components and the effects of pH and temperature are explored and studied to aid in understanding the relationship of these parameters to the efficiency of the IL-based LBS. In addition, applications of the IL-based LBS are investigated to evaluate its role in separating small organic molecules and biochemical and radiological isotopes. Future studies on the IL-based LBS involving scaling up are discussed in this chapter to demonstrate the applicability of IL-based LBSs in the future.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationLiquid Biphasic System
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications in Bioseparation Technology
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128199862
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Ionic liquid
  • Liquid biphasic system
  • Phase diagram
  • Radiological isotopes


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