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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 …2019
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Research Output 1993 2019

2019
choline
Neutron diffraction
glycerols
Choline
eutectics
Neutron Diffraction
Ionic Liquids
Propane
imides
Neutron diffraction

Thermal Properties of Choline Chloride/Urea System Studied under Moisture-Free Atmosphere

Gilmore, M., Swadzba-Kwasny, M. & Holbrey, J. D., 05 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 64, 12, p. 5248-5255 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choline
Urea
Eutectics
Moisture
Thermodynamic properties
2018
15 Citations (Scopus)
578 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Oxalic Acid
choline
oxalic acid
Choline
ureas
3 Citations (Scopus)
117 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Imides
Ionic Liquids
imides
Neutron diffraction
neutron diffraction
3 Citations (Scopus)
94 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionic Liquids
Neutron scattering
Ionic liquids
Nuclear magnetic resonance
phosphine
9 Citations (Scopus)
45 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Eutectics
oxide
liquid
Oxides
Liquids

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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

4 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2017
6 Citations (Scopus)
190 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Hydrophilicity
Anions
Cations
Negative ions
Salts
12 Citations (Scopus)
511 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Carbonates
Neutron scattering
glycerols
propylene
Glycerol
2 Citations (Scopus)
303 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ionic Liquids
Phase behavior
Complexation
Anions
anions
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)
150 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ionic Liquids
X ray absorption spectroscopy
adsorbents
Synchrotrons
Mercury
5 Citations (Scopus)
283 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Hysteresis
Thermal cycling
Structural properties
Differential scanning calorimetry
Magnetic properties
6 Citations (Scopus)
177 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionic Liquids
uracil
Uracil
Solvation
solvation
2015
50 Citations (Scopus)
565 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionic Liquids
Mercury
Natural gas
Vapors
Gas plants
14 Citations (Scopus)
303 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Neutron scattering
acetic acid
Acetic Acid
Protons
pyridines

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

17 Citations (Scopus)
336 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Cations
Positive ions
Acidity
20 Citations (Scopus)
291 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2-Propanol
Neutron diffraction
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
neutron diffraction
nuclear magnetic resonance
7 Citations (Scopus)
226 Downloads (Pure)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Imides
imides
Phenol
phenols
Liquids
2014
22 Citations (Scopus)
969 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
151 Citations (Scopus)
959 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionic Liquids
Anions
Functional materials
Electrochemistry
Catalysis
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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

63 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
ionic crystals
Terminology
Ionic liquids
ingredients
2012
28 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Organic acids
Anions
Cations
28 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Phase behavior
Binary mixtures
binary mixtures
Amines

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

Ionic Liquids
Hydrocarbons
Mercury
Metals
Fluids
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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Liquids
Essential oils
Petroleum
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ionic liquids
Adsorbents
Gases
Impregnation
Activated carbon
95 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Neutron diffraction
Molecular dynamics
Sugars
Nuclear magnetic resonance
137 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chalcogens
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Acetates
Selenium

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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Thioureas
Bromides
Ionic liquids
Toluene

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

Ionic Liquids
Ores
Minerals
Metals
Poisons
23 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Salts
Microwaves
salt

Process for removing metals from hydrocarbons.

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

Research output: Patent

Hydrocarbons
Metals
Mercury (metal)
Patents and inventions
Tellurium
Thiones
Selenium
Sulfur
Anions
220 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ionic Liquids
Neutron scattering
neutron scattering
liquids
Chain length
32 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

Imides
Ionic Liquids
imides
Charge transfer
charge transfer
92 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

2009
127 Citations (Scopus)

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

methyl chloride
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
hydrolysis
Hydrolysis
98 Citations (Scopus)
Surface-Active Agents
Agglomeration
Salts
surfactants
Critical micelle concentration

Process for the preparation of water-soluble cellulose hydrolysis products.

Holbrey, J., Fanselow, M., Seddon, K. R., Vanoye, L. & Zheng, A., 12 Mar 2009, Patent No. WO2009030950A1

Research output: Patent

Cellulose
Cations
Hydrolysis
Atoms
Halogens

Process for the preparation of water-soluble cellulose hydrolysis products.

Fanselow, M., Holbrey, J., Seddon, K. R., Vanoye, L. & Zheng, A., 12 Mar 2009, Patent No. WO2009030949A1

Research output: Patent

Cellulose
Sulfates
Hydrolysis
Anions
Water