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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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1,3-dimethylimidazolium-2-carboxylate: the unexpected synthesis of an ionic liquid precursor and carbene-CO2 adduct

Holbrey, J., Reichert, W. M., Tkatchenko, I., Bouajila, E., Walter, O., Tommasi, I. & Rogers, R., 2003, In : Chemical Communications. 9, 1, p. 28-29 2 p.

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219 Citations (Scopus)

1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazolate: a novel ionic liquid containing a rigid, planar energetic anion

Katritzky, A. R., Singh, S., Kirichenko, K., Holbrey, J., Smiglak, M., Reichert, W. M. & Rogers, R. D., 21 Feb 2005, In : Chemical Communications. 7, p. 868-870 3 p.

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105 Citations (Scopus)

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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15 Citations (Scopus)
606 Downloads (Pure)

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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28 Citations (Scopus)

A highly efficient synthetic procedure for deuteriating imidazoles and imidazolium salts

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J. & McMath, S. E. J., 21 Feb 2001, In : Chemical Communications. *, 4, p. 367-368 2 p.

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69 Citations (Scopus)

Alternating copolymerisation of styrene and carbon monoxide in ionic liquids

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., Katdare, S. & Seddon, K., Mar 2002, In : Green Chemistry. 4, 2, p. 143-146 4 p.

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77 Citations (Scopus)

A method for studying the structure of low-temperature ionic liquids by XAFS

Carmichael, AJ., Hardacre, C., Holbrey, JD., Nieuwenhuyzen, M. & Seddon, KR., 15 Oct 1999, In : Analytical Chemistry. 71, 20, p. 4572-4574 3 p.

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28 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.

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110 Citations (Scopus)

Amphiphilic terpyridine complexes of ruthenium and rhodium displaying lyotropic mesomorphism

Holbrey, J. D., Tiddy, G. J. T. & Bruce, D. W., 01 Dec 1995, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions. 11, p. 1769-1774 6 p.

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53 Citations (Scopus)

Amphotropic properties of multi-palladium and -platinum liquid crystals

Praefcke, K., Holbrey, J. D., Usol'tseva, N. & Blunk, D., 01 Jan 1997, In : Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 292, p. 123-139 17 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)

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)
209 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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50 Citations (Scopus)
590 Downloads (Pure)

Application of ionic liquids as plasticizers for poly(methyl methacrylate)

Scott, M. P., Brazel, C. S., Benton, M. G., Mays, J. W., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R., 2002, In : Chemical Communications. p. 1370-1371 2 p.

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195 Citations (Scopus)

Application of poly(ethylene glycol)-based aqueous biphasic systems as reaction and reactive extraction media

Chen, J., Spear, S. K., Huddleston, J. G., Holbrey, J., Swatloski, R. & Rogers, R. D., 16 Aug 2004, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 43, 17, p. 5358-5364 7 p.

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46 Citations (Scopus)

Application of polyethylene glycol-based aqueous biphasic reactive extraction to the catalytic oxidation of cyclic olefins

Chen, J., Spear, S. K., Huddleston, J. G., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R. D., Jun 2004, In : Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications. p. 145-149 5 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)
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3 Citations (Scopus)
132 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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151 Citations (Scopus)

A simple colorimetric method for the quality control of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquid precursors

Holbrey, J., Seddon, K. & Wareing, R., 2001, In : Green Chemistry. 3, 1, p. 33-36 4 p.

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92 Citations (Scopus)

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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14 Citations (Scopus)
327 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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22 Citations (Scopus)
996 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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271 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling the aqueous miscibility of ionic liquids: Aqueous biphasic systems of water-miscible ionic liquids and water-structuring salts for recycle, metathesis, and separations

Gutowski, K. E., Broker, G. A., Willauer, H. D., Huddleston, J. G., Swatloski, R., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R. D., 04 Jun 2003, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 125, 22, p. 6632-6633 2 p.

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801 Citations (Scopus)

Conventional free radical polymerization in room temperature ionic liquids: a green approach to commodity polymers with practical advantages

Hong, H. L., Zhang, H. W., Mays, J. W., Visser, A. E., Brazel, C. S., Holbrey, J., Reichert, W. M. & Rogers, R., 2002, In : Chemical Communications. 2002, p. 1368-1369 2 p.

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167 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal and liquid crystalline polymorphism in 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrachloropalladate(II) salts

Hardacre, C., Holbrey, J., McCormac, P. B., McMath, S. E. J., Nieuwenhuyzen, M. & Seddon, K., 2001, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry. 11, 2, p. 346-350 5 p.

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72 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal polymorphism in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium halides: supporting ionic liquid formation by inhibition of crystallization

Holbrey, J., Reichert, W. M., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Johnston, S., Seddon, K. & Rogers, R. D., 21 Jul 2003, In : Chemical Communications. 9, 14, p. 1636-1637 2 p.

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336 Citations (Scopus)
179 Citations (Scopus)

Designing ionic liquids: Imidazolium melts with inert carborane anions

Larsen, A. S., Holbrey, J., Tham, F. S. & Reed, C. A., 02 Aug 2000, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 122, 30, p. 7264-7272 9 p.

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381 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.

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27 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.

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188 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)

Dissolution of cellose with ionic liquids

Swatloski, R., Spear, S. K., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R. D., 08 May 2002, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 124, 18, p. 4974-4975 2 p.

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3498 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient, halide free synthesis of new, low cost ionic liquids: 1,3-dialkylimidazolium salts containing methyl- and ethyl-sulfate anions

Holbrey, J., Reichert, W. M., Swatloski, R., Broker, G. A., Pitner, W. R., Seddon, K. & Rogers, R., 2002, In : Green Chemistry. 4, 5, p. 407-413 7 p.

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472 Citations (Scopus)

Extraction of cesium ions from aqueous solutions using calix[4]arene-bis(tert-octylbenzo-crown-6) in ionic liquids

Luo, H. M., Dai, S., Bonnesen, P. V., Buchanan, A. C., Holbrey, J., Bridges, N. J. & Rogers, R., 12 Jul 2004, In : Analytical Chemistry. 76, 11, p. 3078-3083 6 p.

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266 Citations (Scopus)

Flat mesomorphic metal organyls

Praefcke, K., Holbrey, J. D. & Usol'tseva, N., 01 Jan 1996, In : Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 288, p. 189-200 12 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

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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Gelation of ionic liquids using a cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol) gel matrix

Klingshirn, M. A., Spear, S. K., Subramanian, R., Holbrey, J., Huddleston, J. G. & Rogers, R., 10 Aug 2004, In : Chemistry of Materials. 16, 16, p. 3091-3097 7 p.

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94 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.

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178 Citations (Scopus)

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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151 Citations (Scopus)
995 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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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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9 Citations (Scopus)
58 Downloads (Pure)

Hydrophobic ionic liquids incorporating N-alkylisoquinolinium cations and their utilization in liquid-liquid separations

Visser, A. E., Holbrey, J. & Rogers, R. D., 07 Dec 2001, In : Chemical Communications. 23, p. 2484-2485 2 p.

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149 Citations (Scopus)

Identical extraction behavior and coordination of trivalent or hexavalent f-element cations using ionic liquid and molecular solvents

Cocalia, V. A., Jensen, M. P., Holbrey, J., Spear, S. K., Stepinski, D. C. & Rogers, R., 07 Jun 2005, In : Dalton Transactions. 2005, 11, p. 1966-1971 6 p.

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170 Citations (Scopus)
69 Citations (Scopus)

Industrial applications of ionic liquids

Holbrey, J., Jun 2004, In : CHIMICA OGGI-CHEMISTRY TODAY. 22, 6, p. 35-37 3 p.

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20 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.

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74 Citations (Scopus)
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12 Citations (Scopus)
538 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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24 Citations (Scopus)

Ionic liquid crystals: Hexafluorophosphate salts

Gordon, C. M., Holbrey, J. D., Kennedy, A. R. & Seddon, K. R., 01 Jan 1998, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry. 8, 12, p. 2627-2636 10 p.

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612 Citations (Scopus)