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Technology Advancements in Ionic Liquids(TechVision)

Technology Advancements in Ionic Liquids (TechVision)

The market for Ionic Liquids is gaining momentum in recent years mainly due to its capability for sustainable replacement of traditional organic solvents in many industrial applications. In certain industries, ionic liquids can also be considered as green chemistry as they reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances in many of the process industries. Though most of the ionic liquid-based technologies are in the nascent stage of development, the potential market for ionic liquids is enormously large. This research service titled, “Technology Advancements in Ionic Liquids (TechVision)” , focuses on the recent innovations and opportunities in the ionic liquids markets worldwide. This research service summarizes the existing and emerging technology and application areas related to ionic liquids. This includes use of ionic liquid as electrolytes for next-generation batteries, supercapacitors and other electrochemical devices, medium for separation processes, metal finishing, plasticizers, and so on. The study also includes prioritization of key future opportunities for ionic liquid based technologies using a pre-defined, weightage based criteria. The focus areas of the research include opportunity analysis of several ionic liquid based emerging technologies and an assessment of their market impact. This research service also offers a roadmap highlighting the adoption of ionic liquid technologies across various industrial sectors.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Importance of Ionic Liquids
    • Why are Ionic Liquids Important?
    • Key Characteristics
    • Some Commonly Used Ionic Liquids
  • Technology Overview
    • Technology Capability
    • Emerging Technology Trends-Regional
    • Emerging Technology Trends-Ionic Liquids vs. Other Solvents
  • Market Snapshot
    • Ionic Liquids-Market Snapshot
    • Emerging Application Sectors-Market Potential
    • Emerging Application Sectors-Market Potential (Graphical Representation)
  • Factors Impacting Technology Adoption
    • Drivers and Challenges that Impact Adoption
    • Drivers Explained
    • Challenges Explained
  • Application Sectors and Key Stakeholders
    • Key Application Sectors
    • Key Application Sectors-Industrial Solvents, Electrochemical Cells and Devices
    • Key Application Sectors-Separation Processes, Chemical Reaction Reagents
    • Key Application Sectors-Engineering Fluids, Thermal Fluids and Phase Changing Materials
    • Key Application Sectors-Pharmaceutical and Medical, Analytics, and Biotechnology
    • Key Application Sectors-Energetic Materials, Metal Finishing, Food Processing
    • Key Suppliers of Ionic Liquid Technologies Across Various Application Sectors
  • Value Chain Analysis (Supply Side)
    • Industry Value Chain
    • Industry Value Chain Explained-Key Tasks of Stakeholders
  • Technology Capability of Key Stakeholders
    • Technology Capability of Key Stakeholders-BASF
    • Technology Capability of Key Stakeholders-IoLiTec
    • Technology Capability of Key Stakeholders-Boulder Ionics
    • Technology Capability of Key Stakeholders-Cytec and Merck
    • Activities of Other Significant Stakeholders-Imperial Innovations, Covalent Associates, QUILL
    • Activities of Other Significant Stakeholders-Proionic
    • Activities of Other Significant Stakeholders-Solvionic, MIT, EPFL
    • Some Key Funding Initiatives
    • Recent Partnerships/Joint Ventures/M&A
    • Recent Academic Projects
  • Demand Side Analysis- End-User Perspective
    • Application Sectors and Key End Users
    • Application Sectors and Key End Users-Spotlight on Demand-Side Ecosystem
    • Application Sectors and Key End Users-Some Implemented Applications
    • Metal Finishing-Aluminum Electro-Deposition and Electropolishing
    • Metal Finishing-Electroplating
    • Key End User Needs-Metal Finishing
    • Biotechnology-Dissolution and Processing of Cellulose, Starch and Other Biopolymers
    • Key End Users Needs-Biotechnology
    • Electrochemical Cells and Devices-Lithium ion (Li-ion) Batteries
    • Electrochemical Cells and Devices-Supercapacitors, and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
    • Key End Users Needs-Electrochemical Cells and Devices
    • Industrial Explosives
    • Key End Users Needs-Industrial Explosives
    • Separation Processes-Membrane Gas Separation and Liquid-Liquid Extraction
    • Key End Users Needs-Separation Processes
    • Industrial Solvent-Polymer Additives
    • Key End Users Needs-Industrial Solvents
    • Other Factors Affecting Adoption
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Analysis
    • IP Analysis-Top 20 Stakeholders
    • IP Analysis-Patents Per Source Jurisdiction (Top 20 Patent Offices)
    • IP Analysis-Patents Published across Different Application Areas
  • Assessment and Prioritization of Emerging Opportunities
    • Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Tree
    • AHP-Level 0 and Level 1 Criteria-Definitions
    • AHP--Evaluation of Priority Values-Priority Values (Level 0)
    • AHP--Evaluation of Priority Values-Priority Values (Level 1)
    • AHP-Evaluation of Priority Values
    • AHP-Evaluation of Priority Values--Explained
  • Technology Roadmap
    • Technology Roadmap for Ionic Liquids
    • Analyst Insights
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents-United States
    • Key Patents--World
  • Key Contacts

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