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Accession Number N20120015292
Title Task-Specific Ionic Liquids for Mars Exploration (Green Chemistry for a Red Planet).
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author L. J. Karr M. J. Marone M. S. Paley P. A. Curreri W. F. Kaukler
Abstract Ionic Liquids (ILs) are organic salts with low melting points that are liquid at or near room temperature. The combinations of available ions and task-specific molecular designability make them suitable for a huge variety of tasks. Because of their low flammability, low vapor pressure, and stability in harsh environments (extreme temperatures, hard vacuum) they are generally much safer and greener; than conventional chemicals and are thus suitable for a wide range of applications that support NASA exploration goals. This presentation describes several of the ongoing applications that are being developed at MSFC.
Keywords Carbon dioxide
Epoxy compounds
In situ resource utilization
Mars exploration
Mars missions
Melting points
Organic compounds

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 99 - Chemistry
84B - Extraterrestrial Exploration
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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