Under the trade name BASIONICS®, BASF offers a portfolio of ionic liquids, mainly based on imidazolium cations. Within the BASIONICS® portfolio, the ionic liquids can be classified as: standard, acidic, basic, liquid at room temperature, and low viscosity products, opening up a wide variety of potential applications. The BASIONICS® portfolio is exclusively available from Sigma-Aldrich in kilogram scale.

BASF works with the following concept: once a customer (either alone or in cooperation with BASF) has identified an Ionic Liquid suitable for a process or an application, the set of specification parameters (purity, by-products, halogen content, color, viscosity, etc.) will be defined in detail. Both the cation and the anion parts of the molecule can be designed to the requirements of the specific application the customer demands. With the given technological expertise in chemical processing as well as existing value chains and raw materials from the “Verbund”, BASF is in a position to make a broad portfolio of Ionic Liquids available in commercial quantities and at reasonable prices.

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39952 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ≥95% C10H18N2O2
38899 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ≥98.0% (HPLC) C8H15ClN2
57457 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate ≥95% (HPLC) C8H16N2O4S
30881 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate ≥95% C9H18N2O3S
53177 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium methyl sulfate ≥95% C9H18N2O4S
711748 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ≥98% C8H15BF4N2
42254 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate ≥95% C9H15N3S
711772 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate 97% C9H15F3N2O3S
05338 1-Ethyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium ethyl sulfate BASF quality, ≥94.5% (HPLC) C9H18N2O4S
51053 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ≥95.0% (HPLC) C8H14N2O2
30764 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ≥95% C6H11ClN2
742872   1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride-aluminum chloride C12H22Al3Cl11N4
713384 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide ≥98.0% (metals basis) C8H11N5
713392 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium diethyl phosphate ≥98.0% C10H21N2O4P
51682 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate ≥95% C8H16N2O4S
56486 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate 95% C6H12N2O4S
29164 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate ≥95% C7H14N2O3S
51059 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrachloroaluminate ≥95% C6H11AlCl4N2
711721 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ≥98% (HPLC) C6H11BF4N2
43437 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate ≥95% (H-NMR, HPLC) C7H11N3S
711756 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate ≥98% (H-NMR) C7H11F3N2O3S
40477 1-Methylimidazolium chloride 95% C4H6N2 · HCl
59760 1-Methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate 95% C4H6N2 · H2SO4
50365 1,2,3-Trimethylimidazolium methyl sulfate BASF quality, 95% C7H14N2O4S