Environmentally benign perfluorooctanesulfonate alternatives using a Zn/CuI mediated Michael-type addition in imidazolium ionic liquids

B. V D Vijaykumar, B. Premkumar, Kiwan Jang, Bong In Choi, J R Falck, G. N. Sheldrake, Dong Soo Shin

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The design and synthesis of hemi-fluorinated perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) alternatives is described using a Zn/CuI mediated Michael-type addition reaction in ionic liquids considering environmentally benign reaction conditions as well as products. One of the new potassium sulfonates showed promising surface tension activities when compared to that of the PFOS potassium salt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2406-2410
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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