Viscosities of the Mixtures of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Chloride with Water, Acetonitrile and Glucose: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Study

T Chen and M Chidambaram and ZP Liu and B Smit and AT Bell, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 114, 5790-5794 (2010).

DOI: 10.1021/jp911372j

A recently improved ionic liquid force field was used to compute the viscosity for binary and ternary mixtures of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (emimCl) with water, acetonitrile, and glucose. For the same systems, experimental viscosity data are provided. The simulation and experimental results were in reasonable agreement. Simulations consistently overestimate the viscosities for the mixtures of emimCl and glucose while the viscosities of the mixtures of glucose and water are well reproduced. Both experiments and simulations show that the addition of acetonitrile reduces the viscosity of a solution of emimCl and glucose by more than an order of magnitude.

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