1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate

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1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, also known as BMIM-PF6, is a viscous, colourless, hydrophobic ionic liquid. Together with 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, BMIM-BF4, it is one of the most widely studied ionic liquids and is commercially available from most of the major international suppliers of chemicals. It is known to very slowly decompose in the presence of water.[1]


  1. R.P. Swatloski, J.D. Holbrey and R.D. Rogers (2003). "Ionic liquids are not always green: hydrolysis of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate". Green Chem. 5: 361–363. doi:10.1039/b304400a.

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