Quantitative Raman spectroscopy for the Ioncell (TM) process. Part 1: comparison of univariate and multivariate calibration methods for the quantification of water and protic ionic liquid components

Chamseddine Guizani*, Sanna Hellsten, Joanna Witos, Herbert Sixta

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We investigate in this paper the potential of Raman spectroscopy for the quantification of protic ionic liquid components (acid and base) and water, in ionic liquid/water mixtures, taking 1.5-Diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-enium acetate ([DBNH][OAc]) as a case study. We show that the combination of Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics is quite successful for the quantitative analysis of the ionic liquid components and water in mixtures over wide concentration ranges. The finding of the present work suggest that Raman spectroscopy should be considered more universally for the in-line monitoring and control of processes involving ionic liquid/H2O mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Ioncell (TM)
  • Ionic liquid
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Chemometrics

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