The 1-ethyl-3-imidazolium (EMI+) chloroaluminate ionic liquid, which takes advantage of the Lewis acid variability in acidic or basic melts, was studied. The ions that form (AlCl4-, Al2Cl7, and EMI+) and their combinations depended on the proportion of the melt. The Diels-Alder reaction between cyclopentadiene and methyl acrylate was examined using the differing melt ratios to achieve acidic and basic conditions. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 227th ACS National Meeting (Anaheim, CA 3/28/2004-4/1/2004).
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