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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Development of ionic liquids for sustainable and green chemistry applied to catalysis, separations, and energy applications. - Use of neutron scattering/isotopic substitution to study disordered (liquid and glassy) materials.

1993 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Enhanced Extraction of Phenol from Model Oils Using Ionic Liquids Elucidated with Neutron Diffraction

Turner, A., Byrne, E., Pereira, T. & Holbrey, J. D., 08 Apr 2020, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). 22, 18, p. 10219-20226 8 p.

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Hydration of sulfobetaine dizwitterions as a function of alkyl spacer length

Hammond, O., Level, G., Moura, L., Imberti, S., Holbrey, J. & Blesic, M., 29 Jun 2020, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP).

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2019
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)
2018

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

Gilmore, M., Moura, L., Turner, A., Swadzba-Kwasny, M., Callear, S., McCune, J. A., Scherman, O. A. & Holbrey, J., 12 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 148, 10 p., 193823.

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18 Citations (Scopus)
653 Downloads (Pure)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
146 Downloads (Pure)

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

Brown, L. C., Hogg, J. M., Gilmore, M., Moura, L., Imberti, S., Gärtner, S., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., O'Donnell, R. J., Artioli, N., Holbrey, J. D. & Swadzba-Kwasny, M., 18 Jun 2018, In : Chemical Communications. 54, p. 8689-8692

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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Hydrophobic deep eutectic solvents incorporating trioctylphosphine oxide: Advanced liquid extractants

Gilmore, M., McCourt, E. N., Connolly, F., Nockemann, P., Swadzba-Kwasny, M. & Holbrey, J. D., 26 Oct 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 6, 12, p. 17323-17332 10 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquids at interfaces General discussion

Abbott, A., Addicoat, M., Aldous, L., Bhuin, R. G., Borisenko, N., Canongia Lopes, J. N., Clark, R., Coles, S., Costa Gomes, M., Cross, B., Everts, J., Firestone, M., Gardas, R., Gras, M., Halstead, S., Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Itoh, T., Ivaništšev, V., Jacquemin, J. & 23 others, Jessop, P., Jones, R., Kirchner, B., Li, S., Lynden-Bell, R., Macfarlane, D., Maier, F., Mezger, M., Pádua, A., Pavel, O. D., Perkin, S., Purcell, S., Rutland, M., Slattery, J. M., Suzer, S., Tamura, K., Thomas, M. L., Tiwari, S., Tsuzuki, S., Uralcan, B., Wallace, W., Watanabe, M. & Wishart, J., 01 Jan 2018, In : Faraday Discussions. 206, p. 549-586 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Obituary: Kenneth R. Seddon: 1950-2018

Holbrey, J. & Welton, T., 02 Feb 2018, In : Green Chemistry. 20, 4, p. 776-776

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Phase behaviour and thermodynamics: General discussion

Abbott, A., Abe, H., Aldous, L., Atkin, R., Bendová, M., Busato, M., Canongia Lopes, J. N., Costa Gomes, M., Cross, B., Dietz, C., Everts, J., Firestone, M., Gardas, R., Gras, M., Greaves, T., Halstead, S., Hardacre, C., Harper, J., Holbrey, J., Jacquemin, J. & 17 others, Jessop, P., Macfarlane, D., Maier, F., Medhi, H., Mezger, M., Pádua, A., Perkin, S., Reid, J. E. S. J., Saha, S., Slattery, J. M., Thomas, M. L., Tiwari, S., Tsuzuki, S., Uralcan, B., Watanabe, M., Wishart, J. & Youngs, T., 01 Jan 2018, In : Faraday Discussions. 206, p. 113-139 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

3 Citations (Scopus)

Structure and dynamics of ionic liquids: general discussion

Swadzba-Kwasny, M., Holbrey, J. & Jacquemin, J., 01 Jan 2018, In : Faraday Discussions. 206, p. 291-337 47 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
2017

An introduction to zwitterionic salts

Blesic, M., Gilmore, B. F., Holbrey, J. D., Jacquemin, J., Level, G., Nockemann, P. & Stella, L., 07 Sep 2017, In : Green Chemistry. 19, 17, p. 4007-4011 5 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
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12 Citations (Scopus)
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LCST-phase behavior and complexation with water of an ionic liquid incorporating the 5-phenyltetrazolate anion

Moura, L., Brown, L. C., Blesic, M. & Holbrey, J. D., 06 Dec 2017, In : ChemPhysChem. 18, 23, p. 3384-3389 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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2016

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

Boada, R., Cibin, G., Coleman, F., Diaz-Moreno, S., Gianolio, D., Hardacre, C., Hayama, S., Holbrey, J. D., Ramli, R., Seddon, K. R., Srinivasan, G. & Swadzba-Kwasny, M., 2016, In : Dalton Transactions. 45, 47, p. 18946-18953 8 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
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Robust Room Temperature Hysteresis in an FeIII Spin Crossover Metallomesogen

Fitzpatrick, A. J., Martinho, P. N., Gildea, B. J., Holbrey, J. D. & Morgan, G. G., May 2016, In : European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2016, 13-14, p. 2025-2029 5 p.

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Solvation Structure of Uracil in Ionic Liquids

Norman, S. E., Turner, A. H., Holbrey, J. D. & Youngs, T. G. A., 05 Dec 2016, In : ChemPhysChem. 17, 23, p. 3923-3931 9 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
215 Downloads (Pure)
2015

An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas

Abai, M., Atkins, M. P., Hassan, A., Holbrey, J. D., Kuah, Y., Nockemann, P., Oliferenko, A. A., Plechkova, N. V., Rafeen, S., Rahman, A. A., Ramli, R., Shariff, S. M., Seddon, K. R., Srinivasan, G. & Zou, Y., 2015, In : Dalton Transactions. 44, p. 8617-8624 8 p.

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51 Citations (Scopus)
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Association and liquid structure of pyridine-acetic acid mixtures determined from neutron scattering using a ‘free proton’ EPSR simulation model

McCune, J. A., Turner, A. H., Coleman, F., White, C. M., Callear, S. K., Youngs, T. G. A., Swadzba-Kwasny, M. & Holbrey, J. D., 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, p. 6767-6777 11 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
368 Downloads (Pure)

Glycidol Preparation

Atkins, M., Coleman, F., Holbrey, J., Seddon, K., Delavoux, Y., Toland, J. & Yan, T., 12 Feb 2015, IPC No. C07D 301/02 (2006.01), Patent No. WO2015/019108, Priority date 08 Aug 2013, Priority No. 1314257.5

Research output: Patent

Lewis Superacidic Ionic Liquids with Tricoordinate Borenium Cations

Coffie, S., Hogg, J. M., Cailler, L., Ferrer-Ugalde, A., Murphy, R. W., Holbrey, J. D., Coleman, F. & Swadzba-Kwasny, M., 01 Dec 2015, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 54, 49, p. 14970-14973 4 p.

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Structure and dynamics of aqueous 2-propanol: A THz-TDS, NMR and neutron diffraction study

McGregor, J., Li, R., Zeitler, J. A., D'Agostino, C., Collins, J. H. P., Mantle, M. D., Manyar, H., Holbrey, J. D., Falkowska, M., Youngs, T., Hardacre, C., Stitt, E. H. & Gladden, L. F., 07 Dec 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics . 17, 45, p. 30481-30491 11 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)
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The solution structure of 1:2 phenol/N-methylpyridinium bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide liquid mixtures

Turner, A. H. & Holbrey, J. D., Apr 2015, In : Journal of Solution Chemistry. 44, 3-4, p. 621-633

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8 Citations (Scopus)
256 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Brønsted acids in ionic liquids: How acidity depends on the liquid structure

McCune, J. A., He, P., Petkovic, M., Coleman, F., Estager, J., Holbrey, J. D., Seddon, K. R. & Swadzba-Kwasny, M., 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 42, p. 23233-23243 11 p.

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Halometallate ionic liquids – revisited

Estager, J., Holbrey, J. D. & Swadźba-Kwaśny, M., 07 Feb 2014, In : Chemical Society Reviews. 43, 3, p. 847-886 40 p.

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159 Citations (Scopus)
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2013

Mercury removal from petrochemical products using ionic liquids

Srinivasan, G., Holbrey, J., Atkins, M., Nockemann, P., Abai, M., Seddon, K. & Kuah, Y., 21 Apr 2013.

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Understanding the Effects of Ionicity in Salts, Solvates, Co-Crystals, Ionic Co-Crystals, and Ionic Liquids, Rather than Nomenclature, Is Critical to Understanding Their Behavior

Kelley, S. P., Narita, A., Holbrey, J. D., Green, K. D., Reichert, W. M. & Rogers, R. D., 06 Mar 2013, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 13, 3, p. 965-975

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68 Citations (Scopus)
2012

A greener, halide-free approach to ionic liquid synthesis

Ferguson, J. L., Holbrey, J. D., Ng, S., Plechkova, N. V., Seddon, K. R., Tomaszowska, A. A. & Wassell, D. F., 2012, In : Pure and Applied Chemistry. 84, 3, p. 723-744 22 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

Determining relative rates of cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids through in situ viscosity measurement

Cruz, H., Fanselow, M., Holbrey, J. D. & Seddon, K. R., 07 Jun 2012, In : Chemical Communications. 48, 45, p. 5620-5622 3 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Methylation using dimethylcarbonate catalysed by ionic liquids under continuous flow conditions

Glasnov, T. N., Holbrey, J. D., Kappe, C. O., Seddon, K. R. & Yan, T., Nov 2012, In : Green Chemistry. 14, 11, p. 3071-3076 6 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)

Phase Behaviour, Interactions, and Structural Studies of (Amines+Ionic Liquids) Binary Mixtures

Jacquemin, J., Bendová, M., Sedláková, Z., Blesic, M., Holbrey, J. D., Mullan, C. L., Youngs, T. G. A., Pison, L., Wagner, Z., Aim, K., Costa Gomes, M. F. & Hardacre, C., 14 May 2012, In : ChemPhysChem. 13, 7, p. 1825-1835 11 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Process for removing metals from hydrocarbons by using ionic liquids

Srinivasan, G., Seddon, K., Holbrey, J., Nockemann, P., Atkins, M., Abai, M., Kuah, Y. & Zou, Y., Apr 2012, IPC No. C10G 21/06 (2006.01), Patent No. WO 2012046057, US20170037323, 10138432, 9447335, US20140001100,

Research output: Patent

2011

Ionic liquids for improved liquid-liquid extraction processes

Rodríguez, H., Lago, S., Francisco, M., Earle, M. J., Holbrey, J. D., Seddon, K. R., Rogers, R. D., Soto, A. & Arce, A., 25 Aug 2011.

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Mercury removal from gas streams using new solid adsorbents

Abai, M., Atkins, M. P., Hassan, A., Holbrey, J. D., Kuah, Y., Nockemann, P., Olifrenko, A. A., Plechkova, N. V., Rafeen, S., Rahman, A. A., Seddon, K. R., Shariff, S. M., Srinivasan, G. & Zou, Y., 2011, International Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011. Vol. 4. p. 3019-3029 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Neutron diffraction, NMR and molecular dynamics study of glucose dissolved in the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate

Youngs, T., Holbrey, J., Mullan, C., Norman, S., Lagunas-Castedo, C., D'Agostino, C., Mantle, M. D., Gladden, L. F., Bowron, D. T. & Hardacre, C., Aug 2011, In : Chemical Science. 2, 8, p. 1594-1605 12 p.

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99 Citations (Scopus)

Reaction of elemental chalcogens with imidazolium acetates to yield imidazole-2-chalcogenones: direct evidence for ionic liquids as proto-carbenes

Rodriguez Martinez, H., Gurau, G., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R., 21 Mar 2011, In : Chemical Communications. 47, 11, p. 3222-3224 3 p.

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137 Citations (Scopus)

A Neutron Diffraction and Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Acetate-based Ionic Liquids as Solvents for Glucose

Mullan, C. L., Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J. D., Lagunas, C., Youngs, T. G. A., Bowron, D. T., Gladden, L. F., Mantle, M. D. & D'Agostino, C., 2010, MOLTEN SALTS AND IONIC LIQUIDS 17. Fox, DM., Mizuhata, M., DeLong, HC., Mantz, RA. & Trulove, PC. (eds.). PENNINGTON: ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, p. 611-620 10 p. (ECS Transactions; vol. 33).

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Ionic liquid S-alkylthiouronium salts

Abai, M., Holbrey, J., Rogers, R. & Srinivasan, G., Sep 2010, In : New journal of chemistry. 34, 9, p. 1981-1993 13 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Ionic liquid solvents of perhalide type for metals for extraction radioactive metals from mineral ores.

Rogers, R. D. & Holbrey, J., 14 Oct 2010, Patent No. WO2010116167A1

Research output: Patent

Optimised microwave-assisted synthesis of methylcarbonate salts: a convenient methodology to prepare intermediates for ionic liquid libraries

Holbrey, J., Rogers, R., Shukla, S. & Wilfred, C., 2010, In : Green Chemistry. 12, 3, p. 407-413 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Process for removing metals from hydrocarbons.

Rogers, R. D., Holbrey, J. & Rodriguez Martinez, H., 14 Oct 2010, Patent No. WO2010116165A2

Research output: Patent

Small angle neutron scattering from 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ionic liquids ([C(n)mim][PF6], n=4, 6, and 8)

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Mullan, C., Youngs, T. & Bowron, D. T., 21 Aug 2010, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 133, 7, 074510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

223 Citations (Scopus)

Solid and liquid charge-transfer complex formation between 1-methylnaphthalene and 1-alkyl-cyanopyridinium bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide ionic liquids

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Mullan, C., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Youngs, T., Bowron, D. T. & Teat, S. J., 2010, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 12, 8, p. 1842-1853 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Structure and Dynamics of 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Acetate via Molecular Dynamics and Neutron Diffraction

Bowron, D. T., D'Agostino, C., Gladden, L. F., Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Lagunas-Castedo, C., McGregor, J., Mantle, M. D., Mullan, C. & Youngs, T., 17 Jun 2010, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 114, 23, p. 7760-7768 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Kinetic model for the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass in the ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium chloride†

Vanoye, L., Fanselow, M., Holbrey, J. D., Atkins, M. P. & Seddon, K. R., 2009, In : Green Chemistry. 11, 3, p. 390-396 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

128 Citations (Scopus)