The general situation of molten salt systems since 21 century are presented.The development of room temperature molten salts are emphasized.Applications of molten salts to the areas of preparating alloys and functional materials;batteries and capacitors;analysis and separation;use as reaction media and catalyzers;environmental protection have good prospect.In order to continually develop the molten salt system,it is necessary further to know the properties of molten salts and relevant theories,as well as exploiting the new methods and novel systems of synthesizing molten salts.


molten salt systems, ionic liquids, alloys, functional materials, batteries, seaction media and catalyzers, analysis and separation, environmental protection

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