Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications by Prof. Jason E. Bara

2017

69.  Mittenthal, M. S.; Flowers, B. S.; Bara, J. E.*; Whitley, J. W.; Spear, S. K.; Roveda, J. D.; Wallace, D. A.; Holler, R.; Martens, R.; Daly, D. T. Ionic Polyimides: Hybrid Polymer Architectures and Composites with Ionic Liquids for Advanced Gas Separation Membranes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Just Accepted Manuscript. *Invited contribution – I&ECR Class of 2017 Influential Researchers Virtual Special Issue  doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00462

68.  Whitley, J. W.; Benefield, S. C.; Liu, H.; Burnette, M. T.; Turner, C. H.;
Bara, J. E.* Photopolymerization Behavior of Coordinated Ionic Liquids Formed from Organic Monomers with Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Bistriflimide Salts.
Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics  2017218, 1600358.  doi:10.1002/macp.201600358

67.  Flowers, B. S.; Mittenthal, M. S.; Jenkins, A. H.; Wallace, D. A; Whitley, J. W.; Dennis, G. P.; Wang, M.; Turner, C. H.; Emel’yanenko, V. N.; Verevkin, S. P.; Bara, J. E.*  1,2,3-Trimethoxypropane: A Glycerol-Derived Physical Solvent for CO2 Absorption.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering  2017, 5, 911-921.  doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02231

2016

66.  Scalfani, V. F.; Williams, A. J.; Tkachenko, V.; Karapetyan K.; Pshenichnov, A.; Hanson, R. M.; Liddie, J. M.; Bara, J. E.  Programmatic Conversion of Crystal Structures into 3D Printable Files Using Jmol.  Journal of  Cheminformatics  20168:66   doi:10.1186/s13321-016-0181-z

65.  Zarca, G.; Horne, W. J.; Ortiz, I.; Urtiaga, A.; Bara, J. E.  Synthesis and Gas Separation Properties of Poly(Ionic Liquid)-Ionic Liquid Composite Membranes Containing a Copper Salt.  Journal of Membrane Science  2016515, 109-114.
doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2016.05.045

64.  Whitley, J. W.; Adams, I. A.; Terrill, K. L.; Hayward, S. S.; Burnette, M. T.; Bara, J. E.  Photopolymerization of Coordinated Ionic Liquid Monomers: Realizing the Benefits of Structured Media Using Only Common Reagents.  Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry  2016, 54, 2004-2014.  doi:10.1002/pola.28067

63.  Hamdan, S.; Moore, L.; Lejeune, J.; Hasan, F.; Carlisle T. K.; Bara, J. E.; Gin, D. L.; LaFrate, A. L.; Noble, R. D.; Spivak, D. A.; Warner, I. M.  Ionic Liquid Crosslinkers for Chiral Imprinted NanGUMBOS.  Journal of Colloid and Interfacial Science  2016, 1, 29-36. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2015.10.033

62.  Zaitsau, D. H.; Verevkin, S. P.; Varfolomeev, M. A.; Stanton, A. D.; Hindman, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Structure-Property Relationships in Ionic Liquids: Influence of Branched and Cyclic Groups on Vaporization Enthalpies of Imidazolium-based ILs.  Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics  2016, 93, 151-156.  doi:10.1016/j.jct.2015.09.033

2015

61.  Zaitsau, D. H.; Yermalayeu, A. V.; Verevkin, S. P.; Bara, J. E.; Wallace, D. A.  Structure-Property Relationships in Ionic Liquids: Chain Length Dependence of the Vaporization Enthalpies of Imidazolium Based ILs with Fluorinated Substituents.  Thermochimica Acta  2015, 622, 38-43.  doi:10.1016/j.tca.2015.04.021

60.  Scalfani, V. F.; Turner, C. H.; Rupar, P. A.; Jenkins, A. H.; Bara, J. E.  3D Printed Block Copolymer Nanostructures.  Journal of Chemical Education  2015, 92, 1866-1870. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00375

59.  Hamilton, J. R.; Abedini, A.; Zhang, Z.; Whitley, J. W.; Bara, J. E.; Turner C. H.  Enhancing the Pre-Polymerization Coordination of 1-Vinylimidazole.  Chemical Engineering Science 2015, 13, 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2015.08.045

58.  Verevkin, S. P.; Zaitseva, K. V.; Stanton, A. D.; Hindman, M. S.; Irvin, A. C.; Bara, J. E.  Building Blocks for Ionic Liquids: Vapor Pressures and Vaporization Enthalpies of N-Functionalized Imidazoles with Branched and Cycloalkyl Substituents.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 201554, 9850-9856.  doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01599

57.  Bara, J. E., Turner, C. H.; Zhang, Z.; Hawkins, C. I.  Tangible Visualization of Molecular Dynamics Simulations Using 3-D printing.  Education for Chemical Engineers  201513, 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.ece.2015.07.001

56.  Horne, W. J.; Andrews, M. A.; Terrill, K. L; Hayward, S. S.; Marshall, J. E.; Belmore, K. A.; Shannon, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Poly(Ionic Liquid) Superabsorbent for Polar Organic Solvents.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  20157, 8979-8983. doi:10.1021/acsami.5b01921

55.  Horne, W. J.; Andrews, M. A.; Shannon, M. S.; Terrill, K. L.; Moon, J. D.; Hayward, S. S.; Bara, J. E.  Effect of Branched and Cycloalkyl Functionalities on CO2 Separation Performance of Poly(IL) Membranes.  Separation & Purification Technology  2015155, 89-95. doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2015.02.009

54.  Shannon, M. S.; Irvin, A. C., Liu, H.; Moon, J. D.; Hindman, M. S.; Turner, C. H.; Bara, J. E.  Chemical and Physical Absorption of SO2 by N-Functionalized Imidazoles: Experimental Results and Molecular-level Insight.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 201554, 462-471. doi:/10.1021/ie503752h

2014

53.  Whitley, J. W.; Horne, W. J.; Danielsen, S. P. O.; Shannon, M. S.; Marshall, J. E.; Hayward, S. S.; Gaddis, C. J.; Bara, J. E.  Enhanced Photopolymerization Rate & Conversion of 1-vinylimidazole in the Presence of Lithium Bistriflimide.  European Polymer Journal  2014, 60, 92-97.  doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.08.015

52.  Liu, H.; Bara, J. E.; Turner, C. H.  Tuning the Adsorption Interactions of Imidazole Derivatives with Specific Metal Cations.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A  2014, 118, 3944-3951. doi:10.1021/jp502222z

51.  Horne, W. J.; Shannon, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Correlating Fractional Free Volume to CO2 Selectivity in [Rmim][Tf2N] Ionic Liquids.  Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics  2014, 77, 190-196. doi:10.1016/j.jct.2014.03.012 

50.  Liu, H.; Zhang, Z.; Bara, J. E.; Turner, C. H.  Electrostatic Potential within the Free Volume Space of Imidazole-​Based Solvents: Insights into Gas Absorption Selectivity. Journal of Physical Chemistry B  2014118, 255-264.  doi:10.1021/jp410143j

2013

49.  Zaitsau, D. H.; Yermalayeu, A. V.; Verevkin, S. P.; Bara, J. E.; Stanton, A. D. Structure-​property relationships in Ionic Liquids: A Study of the Influence of N(1) Ether and C(2) Methyl Substituents on the Vaporization Enthalpies of Imidazolium-​based Ionic Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  201352, 16615-16621.  doi:10.1021/ie402664c

48.  Bara, J. E.; Hawkins, C. I.; Neuberger, D. T.; Poppell, S. W.  3-D Printing for CO2 Capture and Chemical Engineering Design.  Nanomaterials and Energy  20132, 235-243.  doi: 10.1680/nme.13.00021

47.  Hindman, M. S.; Stanton, A. D.; Irvin, A. C.; Wallace, D. A.; Moon, J. D.; Reclusado, K. R.; Liu, H.; Belmore, K. A.; Liang, Q.; Shannon, M. S.; Turner, C. H.; Bara, J. E.  Synthesis of 1,2-dialkyl-, 1,4(5)dialkyl- and 1,2,4(5)trialkyl-Imidazoles via a One-Pot Method. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  201352, 11880-11887. doi:10.1021/ie401861b

46.  Shannon, M. S.; Tedstone, J. M.; Danielsen, S. P. O.; Hindman, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Properties and Performance of Ether-functionalized Imidazoles and Solvents for CO2 Separations.  Energy & Fuels  2013, 27, 3349-3357.  doi:10.1021/ef400362b

45.  Bara, J. E.; Moon, J. D.; Reclusado, K. R.; Whitley, J. W.  COSMOTherm as a Tool for Estimating the Thermophysical Properties of Alkylimidazoles as Solvents for CO2 Separations.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  2013, 52, 5498-5506.  doi:10.1021/ie400094h

44.  Liu, H.; Bara, J. E.; Turner, C. H.  DFT Study on the Effect of Exocyclic Substituents on the Proton Affinity of 1-Methylimidazole.  Chemical Physics  2013, 416, 21-25.  doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2013.02.029

43.  Bara, J.E.  Considering the Basis of Accounting for CO2 Mole Fractions in Ionic Liquids and its Influence on the Interpretation of Solution Non-Ideality.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  2013, 52, 3522-3529.  doi:10.1021/ie3034416

2012

42.  Garist, I. V.; Verevkin, S. P.; Samarov, A. A.; Bara, J. E., Hindman, M. S.; Danielsen, S. P. O.  Building Blocks for Ionic Liquids: Vapor Pressures and Vaporization Enthalpies of Alkoxy Derivatives of Imidazole and Benzimidazole.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  201251,  15517-15524. doi:10.1021/ie302383t

41.  LaFrate, A. L.; Huffman, M. C.; Brown, N.; Shannon, M. S.; Belmore, K.;
Bara, J. E.; Brown, A. E.  Accelerated Aging and Degradation Analysis of CO2 Capture Solvents Containing Ionic Liquids.  Energy & Fuels  2012, 26, 5345-5349.  doi:10.1021/ef300731a

40.  Shannon, M. S.; Hindman, M. S.; Danielsen, S. P. O.; Tedstone, J. M.;
Gilmore, R. D.; Bara, J. E.  Properties of Alkylbenzimidazoles for CO2 and SO2 Capture and Comparisons to Ionic Liquids.  Science China: Chemistry  201255, 1638-1647.  doi:10.1007/s11426-012-4661-3

39.  Turner, C. H.; Cooper, A. L.; Zhang, Z.; Shannon, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Molecular Simulation of the Thermophysical Properties of N-Functionalized Alkylimidazoles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B  2012116, 6529-6535. doi:10.1021/jp3029787

38.  Bara, J. E.; Shannon, M. S.  Beyond 1,3-difunctionalized Imidazolium Cations. Nanomaterials and Energy  2012, 1, 237-242. doi:10.1680/nme.12.00011

37.  Garist, I. V.; Verevkin, S. P.; Bara, J. E.; Hindman, M. S.; Danielsen, S. P. O. Building Blocks for Ionic Liquids: Vapor Pressures and Vaporization Enthalpies of 1-(n-Alkyl)-benzimidazoles.  Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data  2012, 57, 1803-1809. doi:10.1021/je300312c

36.  Bara, J. E.  What Chemicals Will We Need to Capture CO2? Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology  2012, 2, 1-10.  doi:10.1002/ghg.1279

35.  Shannon, M. S.; Tedstone, J. M.; Danielsen, S. P. O.; Hindman, M. S.; Irvin, A. C.; Bara, J. E.  Free Volume as the Basis of Gas Solubility and Selectivity in Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  2012, 51, 5565-5576. doi:10.1021/ie202916e

34. Shannon, M.S.; Tedstone, J. M.; Danielsen, S. P. O.; Bara, J. E.  Evaluation of Alkylimidazoles as Physical Solvents for CO2/CH4 Separation.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  2012, 51, 515–522.  doi:10.1021/ie202111k

33.  Shannon, M. S.; Bara, J. E.  Reactive & Reversible Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture and Acid Gas Removal.  Separation Science & Technology  2012, 47, 178-188.  doi:10.1080/01496395.2011.630055

32.  Miller, A. L.; Carlisle, T. K.; LaFrate, A. L.; Voss, B. A.; Bara, J. E.; Hudiono,
Y. C.; Wiesenauer, B. R.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  Design of Functionalized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Materials for CO2 Separations and Selective Blocking of
Hazardous Chemical Vapors.  Separation Science & Technology  2012, 47, 169-177.  doi:10.1080/01496395.2011.630054

31.  Bakker, M. G.; Frazier, R. M.; Burkett, S.; Bara, J. E.; Chopra, N.; Spear, S.; Pan, S.; Xu, C.  Perspectives on Supercapacitors, Pseudocapacitors and Batteries.  Nanomaterials and Energy  2012doi:10.1680/nme.11.00007

2011

30.  Bara, J. E.  Versatile and Scalable Method for Producing N-Functionalized Imidazoles.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011, 50, 13614-13619. doi:10.1021/ie102535c

29.  Shannon, M. S.; Bara. J. E.  Properties of Alkylimidazoles as Solvents for CO2 Capture and Comparisons to Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011, 50, 8665-8677.  doi:10.1021/ie200259h

2010

28.  Bara, J. E.; Camper, D. E.; Gin, D.L.; Noble, R. D.  Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids and Composite Materials: Platform Technologies for CO2 Capture.  Accounts of Chemical Research,  2010, 43, 152-159.  doi:10.1021/ar9001747

27.  Bara, J. E.; Hatakeyama, E. S.; Wiesenauer, B. R.; Zeng, X.; Noble, R. D.; Gin, D. L.  Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Behavior of Gemini Imidazolium-based Amphiphiles.  Liquid Crystals,  2010, 37, 1587-1599.  doi:10.1080/02678292.2010.521859

26.  Hudiono, Y. C.; Carlisle, T. K.; Bara, J. E.; Zhang, Y.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  A
Three-Component Mixed Matrix Membrane with Enhanced CO2 Separation
Properties Based on Zeolites and Ionic Liquid Materials.  Journal of Membrane Science, 2010, 350, 117-123.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2009.12.018

25.  Carlisle, T. K.; Bara, J. E.; LaFrate, A. L.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  Main-Chain Imidazolium Polymer Membranes for CO2 Separations: An Initial Study of a New Ionic Liquid-Inspired Platform.  Journal of Membrane Science,  2010, 359, 37-43. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2009.10.022

24.  Smith, G. D.; Borodin, O.; Magda, J. J.; Boyd, R. H.; Wang, Y.; Bara, J. E.; Miller, S.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  A Comparison of Fluoroalkyl-Derivatized Imidazolium-TFSI and Alkyl-Derivatized Imidazolium-TFSI Ionic Liquids:  A Molecular Dynamics
Simulation Study.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,  2010, 12, 7064-7076. doi:10.1039/C001387K

23.  Simons, K.; Nijmeijer, K.; Bara, J. E.; Noble, R. D.; Wessling, M.  How Do Polymerized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Membranes Plasticize During High Pressure CO2 Permeation?  Journal of Membrane Science,  2010, 360, 202-209.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2010.05.018

2009

22.  Bara, J. E.; Carlisle, T. K.; Gabriel, C. J.; Camper, D.; Finotello, A.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  Guide to CO2 Separations in Imidazolium-based Room-Temperature Ionic
Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2009, 48, 2739-2751.  doi:10.1021/ie8016237

21.  Bara, J. E.; Noble, R. D.; Gin, D. L.  Effect of “Free” Cation Substituent on Gas Separation Performance of Polymer—Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Composite Membranes.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2009, 48, 4607-4610.  doi:10.1021/ie801897r

20.  Bara, J. E.; Gabriel, C.J.; Carlisle, T.K.; Camper, D.; Finotello, A.; Gin, D.L.; Noble, R.D. Gas Separations in Fluoroalkyl-functionalized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids Using Supported Liquid Membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal,  2009, 147, 43-50. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2008.11.021

19.  Cui, L.; Bara, J. E.; Brun, Y.; Yoo, Y.; Yoon, P. J.; Paul, D. R.  Polyamide- and Polycarbonate-based Nanocomposites Prepared from Thermally Stable Imidazolium Nanoclay.  Polymer,  2009, 50, 2492-2502. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2009.03.036

18.  Hatakeyama, E. S.; Ju, H.; Gabriel, C. J.; Lohr, J. L.; Bara, J. E.; Noble, R. D.;
Freeman, B. D.; Noble, R. D.  New Protein-resistant Coatings for Water Filtration Membranes Based on Quaternary Ammonium and Phosphonium Polymers.  Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 330, 104-116.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2008.12.049

17.  LaFrate, A. L.; Bara, J. E.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  Diol-functionalized Imidazolium-based Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids with Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonimide) Anions that Exhibit Variable Water Miscibility.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2009, 48, 8757-8759.  doi:10.1021/ie900460r

16.  Voss, B. A.; Bara, J. E.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R.D.  Physically Gelled Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes with Enhanced CO2 Gas Transport.  Chemistry of Materials,  2009, 21, 3027-3029.  doi:10.1021/cm900726p

2008

15.  Bara, J. E.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R.D.  Effect of Anion on Gas Separation Performance of Polymer – Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Composite Membranes.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2008, 47, 9919-9924.  doi:10.1021/ie801019x

14.  Bara, J. E.; Hatakeyama, E. S.; Gin, D. L.; Noble R. D.  Improving CO2 Permeability in Polymerized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Gas Separation Membranes through the Formation of a Solid Composite with a Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid.  Polymers for Advanced Technologies  2008, 19, 1415-1420. doi:10.1002/pat.1209

13.  Bara, J. E.; Gabriel, C. J.; Hatakeyama, E. S.; Carlisle, T. K.; Lessmann, S.; Noble, R. D.; Gin, D. L.  Improving CO2 Selectivity in Polymerized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Gas Separation Membranes through Incorporation of Polar Substituents.  Journal of Membrane Science, 2008, 321, 3-7.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2007.12.033 

12.  Bara, J. E.; Hatakeyama, E. S.; Gabriel, C. J.; Lessmann, S.; Gin, D.L.; Noble, R. D.  Synthesis and Light Gas Separations in Cross-linked Gemini Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Polymer Membranes.  Journal of Membrane Science,  2008, 316, 186-191.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2007.08.052

11.  Camper, D.; Bara, J. E.; Gin, D.L.; Noble, R.D. Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid – Amine Solutions: Tunable Solvents for Efficient and Reversible Capture of CO2Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2008, 47, 8496-8498.  doi:10.1021/ie801002m

10.  Smith, G. D.; Borodin, O.; Li, L.; Kim, H.; Liu, Q.; Bara, J. E.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  A Comparison of Ether- and Alkyl-derivatized Imidazolium-based Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,  2008, 41, 6301-6312. doi:10.1039/B808303G

9.  Carlisle, T. K.; Bara, J. E.; Noble, R. D.; Gin D. L.  Interpretation of CO2 Solubility
and Selectivity in Nitrile-Functionalized Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids Using
a Group Contribution Approach.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2008, 47, 7005-7012.  doi:10.1021/ie8001217 

8.  Gin, D. L.; Bara, J. E.; Elliott, B. J.; Noble, R. D.  Polymerized Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Assemblies for Membrane Applications.  Macromolecular Rapid Communications,  2008, 29, 367-389. doi:10.1002/marc.200700707

7.  Finotello, A.; Bara, J. E.; Narayan, S.; Camper, D.; Noble, R. D.  Ideal Gas Solubilities and Solubility Selectivities in a Binary Mixture of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.  Journal of Physical Chemistry B,  2008, 112, 2335-2339.  doi:10.1021/jp075572l

6.  Gin, D. L.; Pecinovsky, C. S.; Bara, J. E.; Kerr, R. L.  “Functional Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Materials” chapter in Liquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures.  Structure & Bonding,  2008, 128, 181-222. doi:10.1007/430_2007_064

5.  Finotello, A.; Bara, J. E.; Camper, D.; Noble, R. D.  Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Temperature Dependence on Gas Solubility Selectivity.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2008, 47, 3453-3459.  doi:10.1021/ie0704142

2007 

4.  Bara, J. E.; Lessmann, S.; Gabriel, C. J.; Hatekeyama, E. S.; Noble, R.D.; Gin, D. L.  Synthesis and Performance of Polymerizable Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Gas Separation Membranes.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2007, 46, 5397-5404.  doi:10.1021/ie0704492

3.  Bara, J. E.; Gabriel, C. J.; Lessmann, S.; Carlisle, T. K.; Finotello, A.; Gin, D. L.; Noble, R. D.  Enhanced CO2 Separation Selectivity in Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Functionalized Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  2007, 46, 5380-5386.  doi:10.1021/ie070437g  

2.  Bara, J. E.; Kaminski, A. K.; Noble, R. D.; Gin, D. L. Influence of
Nanostructure on Light Gas Separations in Cross-Linked Lyotropic Liquid Crystal
Membranes.  Journal of Membrane Science,  2007, 288, 13-19.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2006.09.023

2006

1. Camper, D.; Bara, J. E.; Koval, C. A.; Noble, R. D. Bulk Fluid Solubility and
Membrane Feasibility of Rmim-based Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45, 6279-6283.  doi:10.1021/ie060177n