Nimal Gunaratne

    Nimal Gunaratne

    Research Fellow

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    Scopus Citations 0

    1. 2019
    2. Early online date
    3. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4. Published

      Molecular memory with downstream logic processing exemplified by switchable and self-indicating guest capture and release

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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    5. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6. 2018
    7. Early online date

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    8. Early online date

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    9. Published

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

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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    10. Early online date
    11. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12. 2017
    13. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    14. Early online date

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    15. Published

      Fragrance Compositions Comprising Ionic Liquids

      Holland, L. A. M., Fovargue, H. C. R., Seddon, K., Gunaratne, H., Vaca Puga, A. & Ferrero Vallana, F. M., 04 May 2017, Patent No. 20170121633

      Research output: Patent

    16. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    17. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    18. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    19. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    20. 2016
    21. Published

      Fragrance compositions comprising ionic liquids

      AM Lynette, H., Seddon, K. R., Todini, O., Eike, D. M., VELAZQUEZ, J. M., Tozer, S., Mcnamee, P. M., Stonehouse, J. R., Staite, W. E., Fovargue, H. C. R., Gregory, J. A., Gunaratne, H., Vaca Puga, A., Estager, J., Wu, F-L., Devine, S., Blesic, M. & Ferrero Vallana, F. M., 31 Mar 2016, Patent No. WO2016049390 A1

      Research output: Patent

    22. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    23. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    24. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    25. 2015
    26. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    27. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    28. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    29. 2014
    30. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    31. Published
    32. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    33. Published
    34. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    35. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    36. 2013
    37. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    38. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    39. 2012
    40. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    41. Published

      How Hydrophilic Ionic Liquids Behave in Aqueous Solutions

      Blesic, M., Seddon, K. R., Plechkova, N. V., Gunaratne, N., Lopes, A. & Rebelo, L. P. N., 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. .

      Research output: Book/ReportBook

    42. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    43. 2011
    44. Published

      Azepanium ionic liquids

      Belhocine, T., Forsyth, S., Gunaratne, N., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Nockemann, P., Puga, A. V., Seddon, K., Srinivasan, G. & Whiston, K., Oct 2011, p. 3137-3155. 19 p.

      Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    45. 2010
    46. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    47. 2009
    48. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    49. 2007
    50. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    51. 2006
    52. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    53. 2005
    54. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    55. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    56. 2003
    57. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    58. 1999
    59. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    60. 1998
    61. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    62. 1997
    63. Published
    64. Published

      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

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    65. Published
    66. 1996
    67. Published

      Fluorescent switches with high selectivity towards sodium ions: Correlation of ion-induced conformation switching with fluorescence function

      De Silva, A. P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Gunnlaugsson, T. & Nieuwenhuizen, M., 01 Jan 1996, In : Chemical Communications. 16, p. 1967-1968 2 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    68. Published
    69. Published

      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.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    70. Published
    71. 1995
    72. Published
    73. 1994
    74. Published
    75. 1993
    76. Published

      A molecular photoionic AND gate based on fluorescent signalling

      De Silva, A. P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N. & McCoy, C. P., 01 Jul 1993, In : Nature. 364, 6432, p. 42-44 3 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle