Using Caenorhabditis elegans to probe toxicity of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride based ionic liquids

Academic Article


  • Ionic liquids are gaining attention as new solvents within the green chemistry community; however this attention has quickly outstripped current environmental and toxicological data available. In the present communication, we establish the use of Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism for inexpensively and quickly exploring toxicological effects of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquids. © 2004 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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  • Swatloski RP; Holbrey JD; Memon SB; Caldwell GA; Caldwell KA; Rogers RD
  • Start Page

  • 668
  • End Page

  • 669
  • Volume

  • 4