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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.

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Choline
Urea
Eutectics
Moisture
Thermodynamic properties
2018
15 Citations (Scopus)
577 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.

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Oxalic Acid
choline
oxalic acid
Choline
ureas
3 Citations (Scopus)
117 Downloads (Pure)
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Imides
Ionic Liquids
imides
Neutron diffraction
neutron diffraction
3 Citations (Scopus)
89 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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Ionic Liquids
Neutron scattering
Ionic liquids
Nuclear magnetic resonance
phosphine
9 Citations (Scopus)
40 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.

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Eutectics
oxide
liquid
Oxides
Liquids
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)
188 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.

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Hydrophilicity
Anions
Cations
Negative ions
Salts
12 Citations (Scopus)
511 Downloads (Pure)
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Carbonates
Neutron scattering
glycerols
propylene
Glycerol
2 Citations (Scopus)
299 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.

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Ionic Liquids
Phase behavior
Complexation
Anions
anions
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)
147 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.

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Ionic Liquids
X ray absorption spectroscopy
adsorbents
Synchrotrons
Mercury
5 Citations (Scopus)
281 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.

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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.

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Ionic Liquids
uracil
Uracil
Solvation
solvation
2015
50 Citations (Scopus)
564 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.

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Ionic Liquids
Mercury
Natural gas
Vapors
Gas plants
14 Citations (Scopus)
299 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.

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Neutron scattering
acetic acid
Acetic Acid
Protons
pyridines
17 Citations (Scopus)
333 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.

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Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Cations
Positive ions
Acidity
20 Citations (Scopus)
290 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.

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2-Propanol
Neutron diffraction
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
neutron diffraction
nuclear magnetic resonance
7 Citations (Scopus)
225 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

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Imides
imides
Phenol
phenols
Liquids
2014
22 Citations (Scopus)
963 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.

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151 Citations (Scopus)
958 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.

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Ionic Liquids
Anions
Functional materials
Electrochemistry
Catalysis
2013
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
2011
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.

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Chalcogens
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Acetates
Selenium
2010
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
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
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.

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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
2008
27 Citations (Scopus)

Designing ionic liquids with boron cluster anions: alkylpyridinium and imidazolium [nido-C(2)B(9)H(11)] and [closo-CB(11)H(12)] carborane salts

Dymon, J., Wibby, R., Kleingardner, J., Tanski, J. M., Guzei, I. A., Holbrey, J. & Larsen, A. S., 2008, In : Dalton Transactions. 2008, 22, p. 2999-3006 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Boron
Anions
Salts
Melting point
188 Citations (Scopus)

Desulfurisation of oils using ionic liquids: selection of cationic and anionic components to enhance extraction efficiency

Holbrey, J., Lopez-Martin, I., Rothenberg, G., Seddon, K., Silvero, G. & Zheng, X., 2008, In : Green Chemistry. 10, 1, p. 87-92 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Oils
oil
Anions
24 Citations (Scopus)

Ionic liquid characteristics of 1-alkyl-n-cyanopyridinium and 1-alkyl-n-(trifluoromethyl) pyridinium salts

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Mullan, C., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Reichert, W. M., Seddon, K. & Teat, S. J., 2008, In : New journal of chemistry. 32, 11, p. 1953-1967 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Salts
Melting point
Imides
40 Citations (Scopus)

Liquid structure of the ionic liquid, 1-methyl-4-cyanopyridinium bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide determined from neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulations

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Mullan, C., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Youngs, T. & Bowron, D. T., 10 Feb 2008, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 112 (27), 27, p. 8049-8056 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imides
Ionic Liquids
imides
Neutron scattering
Ionic liquids
2007
178 Citations (Scopus)

Glucose solvation by the ionic liquid 1,3-dimethylimidazolium chloride: A simulation study

Youngs, T., Hardacre, C. & Holbrey, J., 13 Nov 2007, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 111 (49), 49, p. 13765-13774 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Solvation
Ionic liquids
glucose
solvation

Heat capacities of common ionic liquids - Potential applications as thermal fluids?

Holbrey, J., 2007, In : CHIMICA OGGI-CHEMISTRY TODAY. 25, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Specific heat
Fluids
Heat transfer
Industrial Oils
76 Citations (Scopus)

Ionic liquids via reaction of the zwitterionic 1,3-dimethylimidazolium-2-carboxylate with protic acids. Overcoming synthetic limitations and establishing new halide free protocols for the formation of ILs

Smiglak, M., Holbrey, J., Griffin, S. T., Reichert, W. M., Swatloski, R., Katritzky, A. R., Yang, H. F., Zhang, D. Z., Kirichenko, K. & Rogers, R., 2007, In : Green Chemistry. 9, 1, p. 90-98 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
halide
Ionic liquids
Salts
salt
55 Citations (Scopus)

Sensor technologies based on a cellulose supported platform

Poplin, J. H., Swatloski, R., Holbrey, J., Spear, S. K., Metlen, A., Gratzel, M., Nazeeruddin, M. K. & Rogers, R. D., 2007, In : Chemical Communications. 20, p. 2025-2027 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cellulose
Ionic Liquids
Naphthol
Sensors
Ionic liquids
80 Citations (Scopus)

Solid-state analysis of low-melting 1,3-dialkylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate salts (ionic liquids) by combined x-ray crystallographic and computational analyses

Reichert, W. M., Holbrey, J., Swatloski, R., Gutowski, K. E., Visser, A. E., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Seddon, K. & Rogers, R., Jun 2007, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 7, 6, p. 1106-1114 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Melting
Salts
melting
274 Citations (Scopus)

Structure and solvation in ionic liquids

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Nieuwenhuyzen, M. & Youngs, T., Jun 2007, In : Accounts of Chemical Research. 40 (11), 11, p. 1146-1155 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Solvation
Coordination Complexes
Anions
Cations
50 Citations (Scopus)

Templated electrodeposition of silver nanowires in a nanoporous polycarbonate membrane from a nonaqueous ionic liquid electrolyte

Kazeminezhad, I., Barnes, M., Holbrey, J., Seddon, K. & Schwarzacher, W., Mar 2007, In : Applied Physics A-materials Science & Processing. 86, 3, p. 373-375 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polycarbonate
Ionic Liquids
polycarbonates
Polycarbonates
Silver
2006
110 Citations (Scopus)

A molecular dynamics study of glucose solvation in the ionic liquid 1,3-dimethylimidazolium chloride

Youngs, T., Holbrey, J., Deetlefs, M., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Gomes, M. F. C. & Hardacre, C., 13 Nov 2006, In : ChemPhysChem. 7 (11), 11, p. 2279-2281 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

151 Citations (Scopus)

Approaches to crystallization from ionic liquids: complex solvents-complex results, or, a strategy for controlled formation of new supramolecular architectures?

Reichert, W. M., Holbrey, J., Vigour, K. B., Morgan, T. D., Broker, G. A. & Rogers, R. D., 2006, In : Chemical Communications. 46, p. 4767-4779 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Crystallization
Ionic liquids
Solvation
Anions
271 Citations (Scopus)

Combustible ionic liquids by design: is laboratory safety another ionic liquid myth?

Smiglak, M., Reichert, W. M., Holbrey, J., Wilkes, J. S., Sun, L. Y., Thrasher, J. S., Kirichenko, K., Singh, S., Katritzky, A. R. & Rogers, R. D., 2006, In : Chemical Communications. 24, p. 2554-2556 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds
Fires
74 Citations (Scopus)

In search of ionic liquids incorporating azolate anions

Katritzky, A. R., Singh, S., Kirichenko, K., Smiglak, M., Holbrey, J., Reichert, W. M., Spear, S. K. & Rogers, R. D., 02 Jun 2006, In : Chemistry-a European Journal. 12, 17, p. 4630-4641 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Anions
Cations
Salts
Crystallography