Selected Publications



Highly efficient synthesis of alkyl levulinates from α-angelica lactone, catalysed with Lewis acidic trifloaluminate ionic liquids supported on carbon nanotubes

P Latos, A Szelwicka, S Boncel, S Jurczyk, M Swadźba-Kwaśny, and A Chrobok

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06066

Protic Ionic Liquids Based on Oligomeric Anions [(HSO4)(H2SO4)x]- (x=0, 1, or 2) for a Clean ε-Caprolactam Synthesis

K Matuszek, A Brzeczek-Szafran, D Kobus, DR MacFarlane, M Swadźba-Kwaśny and A Chrobok

Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 72, 130, DOI: 10.1071/CH18384

Ionic Liquid Microcapsules: Formation and Application of Polystyrene Microcapsules with Ionic liquid Cores

I Lobato-Guarnido, AF Routh, MD Mantle, M Fernandez-Serrano and PC Marr

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 7, 2, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05478

Using Thermodynamics to Assess the Molecular Interactions of Tetrabutylphosphonium Carboxylate-Water Mixtures

DJ Yeadon, J Jacquemin, NV Plechkova, M Costa Gomes and KR Seddon

Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 72, 144, DOI: 10.1071/CH18481

Ionic Liquids — Further Progress on the Fundamental Issues

M Kar, NV Plechkova, KR Seddon, JM Pringle and DR MacFarlane

Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 72, 3, DOI: 10.1071/CH18541

Basic Ionic Liquid Gels for Catalysis: Application to the Hydrogen Borrowing Mediated Dehydration of 1,3-Propanediol

KM Bothwell, F Lorenzini, E Mathers, PC Marr , and AC Marr

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 7, 2686, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05762



Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvents Incorporating Trioctylphosphine Oxide: Advanced Liquid Extractants

M Gilmore, É McCourt, F Connolly, P Nockemann, M Swadźba-Kwaśny and JD Holbrey

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6, 17323, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04843

Heterogenized ionic liquid-metal oxide hybrids: Enhanced catalytic activity in the liquid-phase Beckmann rearrangement

H Annath, S Chapman, G Donnelly, PC Marr, AC Marr and R Raja

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6, 16797 DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04073

Efficient extraction of a docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich lipid fraction from Thraustochytrium sp. using ionic liquids

Y Zhang, V Ward, D Dennis, NV Plechkova, R Armenta and L Rehmann

Materials, 2018, 11, 1986, DOI: 10.3390/ma11101986

Water-tolerant trifloaluminate ionic liquids: new and unique Lewis acidic catalysts for the synthesis of chromane

P Latos, A Culkin, N Barteczko, S Boncel, S Jurczyk, LC Brown, P Nockemann, A Chrobok and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018, 6, 535, DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00535

Vaporization thermodynamics of ionic liquids with tetraalkylphosphonium cations

DH Zaitsau, N Plechkova, and SP Verevkin

Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 2018, 130, 204, DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2018.10.007

Highly selective reduction of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and ketones under ambient conditions using tetraalkylphosphonium-based ionic liquids

K Ralphs, É McCourt, C Ormandy, TA Carneiro de Souza, P Nockemann, J Jacquemin and HG Manyar

Chemistry Select, 2018, 3, 11706, DOI: 10.1002/slct.201801092

Selective monoalkylation of p-tert-butylcalix-[4]-arene in a methyl carbonate ionic liquid.

RE Whiteside, HQN Gunaratne, AFV Muzio and P Nockemann

Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 12037, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05566A

Binary alkoxide ionic liquids

P McNeice, AC Marr, PC Marr, MJ Earle and KR Seddon

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6, 13676, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04299

Designing dimeric lanthanide(III)-containing ionic liquids

P Nockemann, E McCourt, K Esien, S Felton and L Zhenyu

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809334

Low-temperature tailoring of copper-deficient Cu3−xP – electric properties, phase transitions and performance in lithium-ion batteries

A Wolff, T Doert, J Hunger, M Kaiser, J Pallmann, R Reinhold, S Yogendra, L Giebeler, J Sichelschmidt, W Schnelle, R Whiteside, HQN Gunaratne, P Nockemann, JJ Weigand, E Brunner, and M Ruck

Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 7111, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02950

Spontaneous substitutions on phosphorus trihalides in imidazolium halide ionic liquids: A Grotthuss diffusion of anions?

O Holloczki, A Wolff, J Pallmann, R Whiteside, J Hartley MA Grasser, P Nockemann, E Brunner, T Doert and M Ruck

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2018, 24, 16323, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803558

SCILLs as selective catalysts for the oxidation of aromatic alcohols

I Podolean, OD Pavel, HG Manyar, SFR Taylor, K Ralphs, P Goodrich, VI Pârvulescu and C Hardacre

Catalysis Today, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.07.014

"Sweet" ionic liquid gels: materials for sweetening of fuels

F Billeci, F D'Anna, HQN Gunaratne, NV Plechkova, and KR Seddon

Green Chemistry, 2018, 20, 4260, DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01615A

Frustrated Lewis pairs in ionic liquids and molecular solvents - a neutron scattering and NMR study of encounter complexes

LC Brown, JM Hogg, M Gilmore, L Moura, S Imberti, S Gärtner, HQN Gunaratne, RJ O’Donnell, N Artioli, JD Holbrey and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 8689, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03794A

Designing effective homogeneous catalysis for glycerol valorisation: selective synthesis of a value-added aldehyde from 1,3-propanediol via hydrogen transfer catalysed by a highly recyclable, fluorinated Cp*Ir(NHC) catalyst

Y Ma, Y Wang, PJ Morgan, RE Jackson, X Liu, G Saunders, F Lorenzini and AC Marr

Catalysis Today, 2018, 307, 248, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.09.036

Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of tetraalkylphosphonium ionic liquids at the air—liquid interface

C Peñalber-Johnstone, G Adamová, NV Plechkova, M Bahrami, T Ghaed-Sharaf, MH Ghatee, KR Seddon and S Baldelli

Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 148, 193841, DOI: 10.1063/1.5009674

Carbon dioxide utilisation for the synthesis of unsymmetrical dialkyl and cyclic carbonates promoted by basic ionic liquids

P Goodrich, HQN Gunaratne, L Jin, Y Lei and KR Seddon

Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 71, 181, DOI: 10.1071/CH17530

A comparison of choline:urea and choline:oxalic acid deep eutectic solvents at 338 K

M Gilmore, L Moura, AH Turner, M Swadźba-Kwaśny, SK Callear, JA McCune, OA Scherman, and JD Holbrey

Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 148, 193823, DOI: 10.1063/1.5010246

Impact of SCILL catalysts for the S-S coupling of thiols to disulfides

OD Pavel, I Podolean, VI Parvulescu, SFR Taylor, HG Manyar, K Ralphs, P Goodrich and C Hardacre

Faraday Discussions, 2018, 206, 535, DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00159b

Solubility-modifying power of zwitterionic salts

G Level, MV Fadul and M Blesic

ChemPhysChem, 2018, 19, 575, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201701229

Durable flexible supercapacitors using multifunctional role of ionic liquids

M Lorenzo and G Srinivasan

Energy Technology, 2018, 6, 196, DOI: 10.1002/ente.201700533


Applying neutron diffraction with isotopic substitution to the structure and proton-transport pathways in protic imidazolium bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide ionic liquids

AH Turner, M Swadźba-Kwaśny, S Imberti and JD Holbrey

Faraday Discussions, 2018, 206, 247, DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00143F

LCST-phase behaviour and complexation with water of an ionic liquid incorporating the 5-phenyltetrazolate anion

L Moura, LC Brown, M Blesic and JD Holbrey

ChemPhysChem, 2017, 18, 3384, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700942

Lewis Acidic Ionic Liquids

LC Brown, JM Hogg and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017, 375, 78, DOI: 10.1007/s41061-017-0166-z

On the mechanism of the iodide-triiodide exchange reaction in a solid-state ionic liquid

J Grossi, JJ Kohanoff, NJ English, EM Bringa and MG Del Pópolo

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2017, 121, 6436, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b01034

Low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) for ionic liquids: the role of hydrogen bonding and sterics in the formation of stable low molecular weight ionic liquid gels

P McNeice, Y Zhao, J Wang, GF Donnelly and PC Marr

Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 4690, DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02053H

Modeling the vapor–liquid equilibria of ionic liquids containing perfume raw materials

J Cetti, D Eike, FMF Vallana, HQN Gunaratne, LAM Holland, AV Puga, KR Seddon and O Todini

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2017, 62, 2787, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00116

Liquid coordination complexes of Lewis acidic metal chlorides: Lewis acidity and insights into speciation

JM Hogg, LC Brown, K Matuszek, P Latos, A Chrobok and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 11561, DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02408H

Impact of ionic liquids on silver thermoplastic polyurethane composite membranes for propane/propylene separation

Y Wang, TY Goh, P Goodrich, M Atilhan, M Khraisheh, DW Rooney, J Thompson and J Jacquemin

Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.05.008

An introduction to zwitterionic salts

M Blesic, BF Gilmore, JD Holbrey, J Jacquemin, G Level, P Nockemann and L Stella

Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 4007, DOI: 10.1039/c7gc01523b

Designing ionic liquids for the extraction of alcohols from fermentation broth: phosphonium alkanesulfonates, solvents for diol extraction

X Liu, M Rebros, I Dolejš and AC Marr

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 5, 8260, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01934

Sustainable cyclic carbonate production, utilizing carbon dioxide and azolate ionic liquids

P Goodrich, HQN Gunaratne, J Jacquemin, LL Lin, YT Lei and KR Seddon

ASC Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 5, 5635, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00355

Borenium ionic liquids as catalysts for Diels-Alder reaction: tuneable Lewis superacids for catalytic applications

L Matuszek, S Coffie, A Chrobok and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Catalysis Science & Technology, 2017, 7, 1045, DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00106A

Taming the base catalyzed sol–gel reaction: basic ionic liquid gels of SiO2 and TiO2

KM Bothwell and PC Marr

ASC Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 5, 1260, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02772

Ionic liquids that form adducts with alcohols

HQN Gunaratne, P McCarron and KR Seddon

Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 614, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02708C

Liquid-liquid equilibria of ionic liquids-water-acetic acid mixtures

S Wang, J Liu, R Hembre, S Barnicki, P Goodrich, TL Hughes, DW Rooney, C Sink, J Jacquemin and C Hardacre

J Chem Eng Data, 2017, 62, 653, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.6b00692

Using chiral ionic liquid additives to enhance asymmetric induction in a Diels–Alder reaction

P Goodrich, HQN Gunaratne, L Hall, Y Wang, L Jin, MJ Muldoon, APC Ribeiro, AJL Pombeiro, VI Pârvulescu, P Davey and C Hardacre

2017, 46, 1704, DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04572C

Intermolecular structure and hydrogen-bonding in liquid 1,2-popylene carbonate and 1,2-glycerol carbonate determined by neutron scattering

YM Delavoux, M Gilmore, MP Atkins, M Swadźba-Kwaśny and JD Holbrey

Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017, 19, 2867, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07790K

Ionic liquid—liquid chromatography: A new general purpose separation methodology

L Brown, MJ Earle, MA Gîlea, NV Plechkova and KR Seddon

Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017, 375, 74, DOI: 10.1007/s41061-017-0159-y

Mesoscopic organization in ionic liquids

O Russina, F Lo Celso, NV Plechkova CJ Jafta, GB Appetecchi and A Triolo

Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017, 375, 58, DOI: 10.1007/s41061-017-0147-2

Emerging evidences of mesoscopic-scale complexity in neat ionic liquids and their mixtures

O Russina, F Lo Celso, NV Plechkova and A Triolo

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2017, 8, 1197, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02811

X-ray and molecular dynamics studies of butylammonium butanoate-water binary mixtures

U Salma, M Usula, R Caminiti, L Gontrani, NV Plechkova, KR Seddon

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19, 1975, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06860J


Intrinsically flexible electronic materials for smart device applications

M Lorenzo, B Zhu and G Srinivasan

Green Chemistry, 2016, 18, 3513, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00826G

Combining bio- and chemo-catalysis for the conversion of bio-renewable alcohols: homogeneous iridium catalysed hydrogen transfer initiated dehydration of 1,3-propanediol to aldehydes

Y-M Wang, F Lorenzini, M Rebros, GC Saunders and AC Marr

Green Chemistry, 2016, 18, 1751, DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02157J

Mercury capture on a supported chlorocuprate(II) ionic liquid adsorbent studied using operando synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy

R Boada, G Cibin, F Coleman, S Diaz-Moreno, D Gianolio, C Hardacre, S Hayama, JD Holbrey, R Ramli, KR Seddon, G Srinivasan and M Swadźba-Kwaśny

Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 18946, DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03014A

Protonic ammonium nitrate ionic liquids and their mixtures: Insights into their thermophysical behavior

JN Canongia Lopes, JMSS Esperança, AM de Ferro, AB Pereiro, NV Plechkova, LPN Rebelo, KR Seddon and I Vázquez-Fernández

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2016, 120, 2397, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b11900

Biodiesel production from sewage sludge lipids catalysed by Brønsted acidic ionic liquids

M Olkiewicz, NV Plechkova, MJ.Earle, A Fabregat, F Stüber, A Fortuny, J Font and C Bengoa

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016, 181, 738, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.08.039


Lewis superacidic ionic liquids with tricoordinate borenium cations

S Coffie, JM Hogg, L Cailler, A Ferrer‐Ugalde, RW Murphy, JD Holbrey, F Coleman and M Swadźba‐Kwaśny

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 14970, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508653

An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas

M Abai, MP Atkins, A Hassan, JD Holbrey, Y Kuah, P Nockemann, AA Oliferenko, NV Plechkova, S Rafeen, AA Rahman, R Ramli, SM Shariff, KR Seddon, G Srinivasan and YR Zou

Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 8617, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03273J

A Recyclable Acidic Ionic Liquid Gel Catalyst for Dehydration: Comparison with an Analogous SILP Catalyst

Y Wang, V Ulrich, GF Donnelly, F Lorenzini, AC Marr and PC Marr

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2015, 3, 792, DOI: 10.1021/sc5008303

Pro-fragrant ionic liquids with stable hemiacetal motifs: water-triggered release of fragrances

HQN Gunaratne, P Nockemann and KR Seddon

Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 4455, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00099H

Earlier Works

Ionothermal, microwave-assisted synthesis of indium(III) selenide

S Tyrrell, M Swadźba-Kwaśny and P Nockemann

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 2616, DOI: 10.1039/C3TA14478J

Liquid coordination complexes formed by the heterolytic cleavage of metal halides

F Coleman, G Srinivasan and M Swadźba‐Kwaśny

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 12582, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306267

Phosphine oxide functionalised imidazolium ionic liquids as tuneable ligands for lanthanide complexation

JA Vicente, A Mlonka, HQN Gunaratne, M Swadźba-Kwaśny and P Nockemann

Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 6115, DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31544K

Electrochemical studies of gold, protons and [HCl2]- in ionic liquids

L Aldous, DS Silvester, WR Pitner, RG Compton, MC Lagunas and C Hardacre

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007, 111, 8496, DOI: 10.1021/jp0709555

Dissolution of cellose with ionic liquids

RP Swatloski, SK Spear, JD Holbrey and RD Rogers

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 4974, DOI: 10.1021/ja025790m


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