Chemweb Events

2006 EUCHEM Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids Sep 16-22 2006
Conference: Tunisia [in English]

Molten salts and ionic liquids are both liquid salts containing only ions - they are thus the same subject. All that is different is the temperature! Both fields involve the study of Coulombic fluids for academic and industrial purposes; both employ the same principles; both require skilled practitioners; both speak the same language; all that is different is image, and how superficial is that?
There is so much knowledge, both empirical and theoretical, which can be passed from the molten salt community to the ionic liquid community, and vice versa .
Structure, dynamics, electrochemistry, interfacial and thermodynamic properties, and theoretical studies are essential for an in-depth understanding of the general physicochemical properties of these Coulombic liquids. Experimental and theoretical methods for investigating these data will be elaborated, as will techniques for data collection and analysis.
This meeting will provide a forum to discuss the transfer of these methods and techniques between the differing temperature régimes. The philosophy behind it is explained, in detail, in Molten Salt Bulletin , 85 , 1-3, 2005. (

Event Location:

Marcelle GAUNE-ESCARD (co-chair Ken SEDDON, QUILL, Belfast) (send an email)
5 rue Enrico fermi
13453 Marseille
Early registration: Sunday, April 30, 2006
Posters: Monday, May 1, 2006
Keynote speakers:

CA ANGELL , Univ. Tempe, USA
RW BERG , Univ. Lyngby, Denmark
W FREYLAND , Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
S IWATA , Univ. Tokyo, Japan & Codata,
KE JOHNSON , Univ. Regina, Canada
DR MACFARLANE , Univ. Melbourne, Australia
PA MADDEN , Univ. Edinburgh, UK
JW MAGEE , NIST Boulder, USA, T OGAWA , Japan Atomic Energy Agency
HA ØYE , Univ. Trondheim, Norway
RM PAGNI , Univ. Tennessee, USA
GN PAPATHEODOROU, Univ. Patras, Greece
DR SADOWAY , Mass. Inst. Techn., USA
P. WASSERSCHEID , Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Session titles:

A. Synthesis, characterisation and analysis
B. Spectroscopy and structure
C. Thermodynamics & Transport
D. Theoretical and computational studies
E. Acids and bases
F. Solids and surfaces
G. Polymer, Organic and inorganic syntheses.
H. Corrosion & Electrodeposition
I. Electrochemical and Nuclear Applications
J. Industrial applications
K. Data in the electronic age
The last session would be considered to be an early part of CODATA 2006, Beijing, China, October 23-25, 2006 (


EUCHEM, European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences •
CODATA, International Council for Science : Committee on Data for Science and Technology •
(to be confirmed)
IUPAC, International Union of Pure and Apllied Chemistry •
Cytec Industries •
US Naval Research •
US Aerospace •