Nimal Gunaratne

Dr

  • Room 02.004 - David Keir Building

    United Kingdom

1993 …2021

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2020

Photocatalytic removal of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystins by TiO2 coated porous glass beads with UV-LED irradiation

Pestana, C. J., Noronha, J. P., Hui, J., Edwards, C., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Irvine, J. T. S., Robertson, P., Capelo-Neto, J. & Lawton, L., 22 Jul 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 745, 8 p., 141154.

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The use of titanium dioxide nanotubes as photoanodes for chloride oxidation

Boyle, C., Skillen, N., Gunaratne, N., Sharma, P., Byrne, J. A. & Robertson, P., 01 Apr 2020, In : Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. 109, p. 104930

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When the functionalisation comes in useful: ionic liquids with a “sweet” appended moiety demonstrate drastically reduced toxicological effects

Billeci, F., D'Anna, F., Feroci, M., Cancemi, P., Feo, S., Forlino, A., Tonnelli, F., Seddon, K. R., Gunaratne, H. Q. N. & Plechkova, N. V., 21 Jan 2020, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. p. 926-938 13 p., DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05507.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

‘All in one’ photo-reactor pod containing TiO2 coated glass beads and LEDs for continuous photocatalytic destruction of cyanotoxins in water

Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Pestana, C. J., Skillen, N., Hui, J., Saravanan, S., Edwards, C., Irvine, J. T. S., Robertson, P. K. J. & Lawton, L. A., 09 Jan 2020, In : Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 6 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2019

A magnetic self-contained thermochromic system with convenient temperature range

Billeci, F., Gunaratne, H. Q., D'Anna, F., Morgan, G., Seddon, K. R. & Plechkova, N., 2019, In : Green Chemistry. 21, 6, p. 1412-1416 5 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)
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3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquids tethered to a preorganised 1,2-diamide motif for extraction of lanthanides

Gunaratne, H., Nockemann, P., Robertson, P., Stella, L., Boyd, R. & Seddon, K., 26 Mar 2019, In : Green Chemistry. 21, p. 2583-2588 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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Molecular memory with downstream logic processing exemplified by switchable and self-indicating guest capture and release

Daly, B., Moody, T., Huxley, A. J. M., Yao, C., Schazmann, B., Alves-Areias, A., Malone, J. F., Gunaratne, H., Nockemann, P. & De Silva, A., 21 Jan 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 49.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
172 Downloads (Pure)
2018

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

Goodrich, P., Nimal Gunaratne, H. Q., Jin, L., Lei, Y. & Seddon, K. R., 14 Feb 2018, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 71, 3, p. 181-185 5 p.

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1 Citation (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)
131 Downloads (Pure)

Low-Temperature Tailoring of Copper-Deficient Cu3−xP – Electric Properties, Phase Transitions and Performance in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Wolff, A., Doert, T., Hunger, J., Kaiser, M., Pallmann, J., Reinhold, R., Yogendra, S., Giebeler, L., Sichelschmidt, J., Schnelle, W., Whiteside, R., Gunaratne, H. Q. . N., Nockemann, P., Weigand, J. J., Brunner, E. & Ruck, M., 17 Sep 2018, In : Chemistry of Materials. 13 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
143 Downloads (Pure)

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

Whiteside, R. E., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Muzio, A. F. V. & Nockemann, P., 01 Oct 2018, In : Chemical Communications.

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“Sweet” Ionic Liquid Gels: Materials for Sweetening of Fuels

Gunaratne, H., Plechkova, N. & Seddon, K., 18 Jul 2018, In : Green Chemistry. p. 1-19

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20 Citations (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)
2017

1‐(+)‐Dehydroabietylimidazolium Salts as Enantiomer Discriminators for NMR Spectroscopy

Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Laaksonen, T., Seddon, K. R. & Wähälä, K., 08 Mar 2017, In : Australian Journal of Chemistry. 70, 7

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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Influence of Fluorination on the Solubilities of Carbon Dioxide, Ethane, and Nitrogen in 1‑n‑Fluoro-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(n‑fluoroalkylsulfonyl)amide Ionic Liquids

Almantariotis, D., Pensado, A. S., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Hardacre, C., Padua, A. A. H., Coxam, J-Y. & Gomes, M. F. C., 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 121, 2, p. 426-436 11 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)
195 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquids that form adducts with alcohols

Gunaratne, H. Q. N., McCarron, P. & Seddon, K. R., 2017, In : Green Chemistry. 19, 3, p. 614-618 5 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
268 Downloads (Pure)

Modeling the Vapor–Liquid Equilibria of Ionic Liquids Containing Perfume Raw Materials

Cetti, J., Eike, D., Ferrero Vallana, F. M., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Holland, L. A. M., Vaca Puga, A., Seddon, K. & Todini, O., 14 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 62, 9, p. 2787–2798 12 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Goodrich, P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Jacquemin, J., Jin, L., Lei, Y. & Seddon, K. R., 06 Jun 2017, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

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24 Citations (Scopus)
276 Downloads (Pure)

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

Goodrich, P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Hall, L., Wang, Y., Jin, L., Muldoon, M., Ribeiro, A. P. C., Pombeiro, A. J. L., Pârvulescu, V. I., Davey, P. & Hardacre, C., 07 Feb 2017, In : Dalton Transactions. 46, 5, p. 1704-1713 10 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
2016

A class of efficient short-chain fluorinated catanionic surfactants

Verdia, P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Goh, T. Y., Jacquemin, J. & Blesic, M., 2016, In : Green Chemistry. 18, 5, p. 1234-1239 6 p.

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24 Citations (Scopus)

Easily Accessible Rare-Earth-Containing Phosphonium Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: EXAFS, Luminescence and Magnetic Properties

Alvarez Vicente, J., Dandil, S., Banerjee, D., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Gray, S., Felton, S., Srinivasan, G., Kaczmarek, A. M., Van Deun, R. & Nockemann, P., 2016, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 120, 23, p. 5301–5311 11 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
316 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquids as modulators of fragrance release in consumer goods

Ferrero Vallana, F. M., Girling, R. P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Holland, L. A. M., Mcnamee, P. M., Seddon, K. R., Stonehouse, J. R. & Todini, O., 2016, In : New journal of chemistry. 40, 12, p. 9958-9967 10 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
2015

3-Methylpiperidinium ionic liquids

Belhocine, T., Forsyth, S. A., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Nockemann, P., Puga, A. V., Seddon, K. R., Srinivasan, G. & Whiston, K., 28 Apr 2015, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, 16, p. 10398-10416 19 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

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

Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Nockemann, P. & Seddon, K. R., 14 Mar 2015, In : Chemical Communications. 51, 21, p. 4455-7 3 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Thermochromism and switchable paramagnetism of cobalt(ii) in thiocyanate ionic liquids

Osborne, S. J., Wellens, S., Ward, C., Felton, S., Bowman, R. M., Binnemans, K., Swadzba-Kwasny, M., Gunaratne, H. Q. N. & Nockemann, P., 2015, In : Dalton Transactions. 44, 25, p. 11286-11289 4 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)
593 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Dual functional ionic liquids as antimicrobials and plasticisers for medical grade PVCs

Choi, S. Y., Rodriguez, H., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Puga, A. V., Gilpin, D., McGrath, S., Vyle, J. S., Tunney, M. M., Rogers, R. D. & McNally, T., 2014, In : RSC Advances. 4, 17, p. 8567-8581 15 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced laccase stability through mediator partitioning into hydrophobic ionic liquids

Rehmann, L., Ivanova, E., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Seddon, K. R. & Stephens, G., 01 Mar 2014, In : Green Chemistry. 16, 3, p. 1462-1469 8 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)
329 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquids for efficient hydrogen sulfide and thiol scavenging

Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Nockemann, P. & Seddon, K. R., 2014, In : Green Chemistry. 16, 5, p. 2411-2417 7 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
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25 Citations (Scopus)
290 Downloads (Pure)
16 Citations (Scopus)

Tunable thermomorphism and applications of ionic liquid analogues of Girard's reagents

Blesic, M., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Jacquemin, J., Nockemann, P., Olejarz, S., Seddon, K. R. & Strauss, C. R., Sep 2014, In : Green Chemistry. 16, 9, p. 4115-4121 7 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Chiral thiouronium salts: synthesis, characterisation and application in NMR enantio-discrimination of chiral oxoanions

Foreiter, M. B., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Nockemann, P., Seddon, K. R., Stevenson, P. J. & Wassell, D. F., Feb 2013, In : New journal of chemistry. 37, 2, p. 515-533

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22 Citations (Scopus)
368 Downloads (Pure)

Controlled fragrance delivery in functionalised ionic liquid-enzyme systems

Blesic, M., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Nockemann, P., McCarron, P. & Seddon, K. R., 08 Nov 2013, In : RSC Advances. 3, 2, p. 329-333

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7 Citations (Scopus)
216 Downloads (Pure)
2012

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

Vicente, J. A., Mlonka, A., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Swadzba-Kwasny, M. & Nockemann, P., 21 Jun 2012, In : Chemical Communications. 48, 49, p. 6115-6117 3 p.

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40 Citations (Scopus)

Structural effects on the pH-dependent fluorescence of naphthalenic derivatives and consequences for sensing/switching

Zheng, S., Lynch, P. L. M., Rice, T. E., Moody, T. S., Gunaratne, H. Q. N. & De Silva, A. P., 2012, In : Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 11, 11, p. 1675-1681 7 p.

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48 Citations (Scopus)
268 Downloads (Pure)
2010

Functionalised ionic liquids: synthesis of ionic liquids with tethered basic groups and their use in Heck and Knoevenagel reactions

Forsyth, S., Frohlich, U., Goodrich, P., Gunaratne, N., Hardacre, C., McKeown, A. & Seddon, K., 2010, In : New journal of chemistry. 34, 4, p. 723-731 9 p.

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62 Citations (Scopus)
2009

1-Alkyl-3-methylimidazolium alkanesulfonate ionic liquids, [C(n)H(2n+1)mim][CkH2k+1SO3]: synthesis and physicochemical properties

Blesic, M., Swadzba-Kwasny, M., Belhocine, T., Gunaratne, N., Lopes, J. N. C., Gomes, A., Padua, A. A. H. & Seddon, K., 2009, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 11, 39, p. 8939-8948 10 p.

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60 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Supported and liquid phase task specific ionic liquids for base catalysed Knoevenagel reactions

Paun, C., Barklie, J., Goodrich, P., Gunaratne, N., McKeown, A., Parvulescu, V. I. & Hardacre, C., 18 May 2007, In : JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL. 269 (1-2), 1-2, p. 64-71 8 p.

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71 Citations (Scopus)
2006

One-pot multistep synthetic strategies for the production of fenpropimorph using an ionic liquid solvent

Forsyth, S., Gunaratne, N., Hardacre, C., McKeown, A. & Rooney, D., Nov 2006, In : Organic Process Research & Development. 10 (1), 1, p. 94-102 9 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Synthesis of 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-2-propen-1-one, a precursor to Lilial (R), via an aldol condensation in an ionic liquid

Davey, P. N., Forsyth, S., Gunaratne, N., Hardacre, C., McKeown, A., McMath, S. E. J., Rooney, D. & Seddon, K., Mar 2005, In : Green Chemistry. 7, 4, p. 224-229 6 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Utilisation of ionic liquid solvents for the synthesis of Lily-of-the-Valley fragrance {beta-Lilial (R); 3-(4-t-butylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal}

Forsyth, S., Gunaratne, N., Hardacre, C., McKeown, A., Rooney, D. & Seddon, K., 20 Apr 2005, In : JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL. 231 (1-2), 1-2, p. 61-66 6 p.

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57 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Dioxygenase-catalysed oxidation of monosubstituted thiophenes: sulfoxidation versus dihydrodiol formation: sulfoxidation versus dihydrodiol formation

Boyd, D. R., Sharma, N. D., Gunaratne, N., Haughey, S. A., Kennedy, M. A., Malone, J. F., Allen, C. C. & Dalton, H., 21 Mar 2003, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 1, 6, p. 984-94 11 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)
1999

Integration of Logic Functions and Sequential Operation of Gates at the Molecular-Scale

De Silva, A., Dixon, I. M., Gunaratne, H., Gunnlaugsson, T., maxwell, P. R. S. & Rice, T., 1999, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 121, p. 1393-1394

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336 Citations (Scopus)
1998

Arenedicarboximide Building Blocks for Fluorescent Photoinduced Electron Transfer pH Sensors Applicable with Different Media and Communication Wavelengths

De Silva, A., Daffy, L. M., Gunaratne, H., Huber, C., Werner, T., Wolfbeis, O. S. & Lynch, M., 1998, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 4, p. 1810-1815

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121 Citations (Scopus)

Signalling Recognition Events with Fluorescent Sensors and Switches

De Silva, A., Gunaratne, H., McCoy, C., Gunnlaugsson, T., Huxley, A. J. M., Rademacher, J. T. & Rice, T., 1997, In : Chemical Reviews. 97, p. 1515-1566

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6278 Citations (Scopus)
68 Citations (Scopus)
1996
170 Citations (Scopus)

Fluorescent Signalling of the Brain Neurotransmitter Gamma Amino Butyric Acid and Related Amino Acid Zwitterions

De Silva, A. P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., McVeigh, C., Maguire, G., Maxwell, P. R. S. & O'Hanlon, E., 1996, In : Chemical Communications. 18, p. 2191-2192 2 p.

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101 Citations (Scopus)