Ionic Liquid-Based Polymer Nanocomposites for Sensors, Energy, Biomedicine, and Environmental Applications: Roadmap to the Future

Kirti Mishra, Nishu Devi, Samarjeet Singh Siwal*, Qibo Zhang*, Walaa F. Alsanie, Fabrizio Scarpa, Vijay Kumar Thakur*

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Abstract

Current interest toward ionic liquids (ILs) stems from some of their novel characteristics, like low vapor pressure, thermal stability, and nonflammability, integrated through high ionic conductivity and broad range of electrochemical strength. Nowadays, ionic liquids represent a new category of chemical-based compounds for developing superior and multifunctional substances with potential in several fields. ILs can be used in solvents such as salt electrolyte and additional materials. By adding functional physiochemical characteristics, a variety of IL-based electrolytes can also be used for energy storage purposes. It is hoped that the present review will supply guidance for future research focused on IL-based polymer nanocomposites electrolytes for sensors, high performance, biomedicine, and environmental applications. Additionally, a comprehensive overview about the polymer-based composites’ ILs components, including a classification of the types of polymer matrix available is provided in this review. More focus is placed upon ILs-based polymeric nanocomposites used in multiple applications such as electrochemical biosensors, energy-related materials, biomedicine, actuators, environmental, and the aviation and aerospace industries. At last, existing challenges and prospects in this field are discussed and concluding remarks are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages50
JournalAdvanced Science
Early online date19 Jul 2022
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 19 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • actuators
  • biomedicine
  • energy storage materials
  • fuel cells
  • ionic liquids-based polymer nanocomposite
  • ionogels
  • sensors

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