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1-Methylimidazolium chloride


1-Methylimidazole hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H6N2 · HCl
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≥94.5% (HPLC)


≤1% water

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1-Methylimidazolium chloride behaves as a solvent and catalyst during the formation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose and sucrose via acid-catalyzed dehydration.


100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Najeh Maaloul et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 27(19), 23447-23463 (2019-01-04)
In this study, novel cellulose-bead-based biosorbents (CBBAS) were successfully synthesized from almond shell using a simple three-step process: (i) dissolution of bleached almond shell in ionic liquid (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride), (ii) coagulation of cellulose-ionic liquid solution in water and (iii) freeze-drying....
Pankaj Attri et al.
PloS one, 8(7), e68970-e68970 (2013-07-23)
In this paper, we have examined the conductivity and interaction studies of ammonium and imidazolium based ionic liquids (ILs) with the newly synthesised low bandgap polymer (Poly(2-heptadecyl-4-vinylthieno[3,4-d]thiazole) (PHVTT)). Use of low bandgap polymers is the most suitable way to harvest...
Irnayuli R Sitepu et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 101(23-24), 8621-8631 (2017-10-21)
Pretreatment with ionic liquids (IL) such as 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride or acetate is an effective method for aiding deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass; however, the residual IL remaining in hydrolysates can be inhibitory to growth of ethanologenic or oleaginous yeasts that have...
Zhuang Wang et al.
Chemosphere, 185, 681-689 (2017-07-21)
Graphene and ionic liquids (ILs) released into the environment will interact with each other. So far however, the risks associated with the concurrent exposure of biota to graphene and ILs in the environment have received little attention. The research reported...
Dehydration of fructose and sucrose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in the presence of 1-H-3-methyl imidazolium chloride acting both as solvent and catalyst.
Moreau C, et al.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 253(1), 165-169 (2006)


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