Position/s

SA's Premier's Professorial Research Fellow in Clean Technology
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Biography

Professor Colin Raston FRACI CChem FRSC is a South Australia Premier's Professorial Research Fellow in Clean Technology. He completed a PhD under the guidance of Professor Allan White, and after postdoctoral studies with Professor Michael Lappert at the University of Sussex, he was appointed a lecturer at The University of Western Australia (1981) then to Chairs of Chemistry at Griffith University (1988), Monash University (1995), The University of Leeds (2001), and The University of Western Australia (2003). He is a former President, Queensland Branch President, and Chair of the Inorganic Division, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. His current research covers clean technology and green chemistry, process intensification, nanotechnology and self-assembly, and is currently on the editorial advisory editorial boards of the journals Green Chemistry and RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry), and on the editorial board of Crystal Growth and Design (American Chemical Society).

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) The University of Western Australia
  • PhD The University of Western Australia
  • DSc Griffith University

Honours, awards and grants

Awards

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellowship (1993 and 1998)
  • Burrows Award Inorganic Division Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (1994)
  • Citation Queensland Branch RACI (1994)
  • HG Smith Award RACI (1996)
  • Green Chemistry Challenge Award RACI (2002)
  • Pacific Northwestern Inorganic Lecturer Award (2004)
  • ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship (2005 and 2010)
  • Leighton Memorial Medal RACI (2006)
  • Living Luminary, RACI (2011)
  • South Australia Premier's Professorial Research Fellow in Clean Technology (2013)

Current and recent grants

  • ARCDiscovery, 2010-2014, C. L. Raston and F. Rosie (INRS, Montreal), 'Integrated approach to functional carbon based materials'.
  • NHMRC, L. Y. Lim and C. L.Raston, 2012-2014, ‘Phosphonatedcalixarenes for the targeted intracellular delivery of anticancer agents’.
  • ARC Linkage, C. L. Rastonand K. S. Iyer (UWA), 2012-2014, ‘Application of microfluidics in engineering functional noble-metal nano-materials’, with The Perth Mint.
  • ARC Linkage, C. L. Raston, C. Bond, S. Dunlop, K. S. Iyer (UWA), and F. Wood (Royal Perth Hospital), 2011-2013, ‘Processing pearl nacre for bio-nano-technology’, with Pearl Technologies.
  • ARC Discovery, C. L.Raston and K. Stubbs (UWA), 2013-2015 (UWA), ‘Controlling the organization of matterusing vortex fluidics’.
  • SA Premier’s ProfessorialResearch Fellow in Clean Technology, 2013-2016.

Key responsibilities

  • Research and research training, and teaching
  • Advancing clean technology

Teaching interests

Clean technology, green chemistry, materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, spectrosopic techniques.

Topic Lecturer:

  • CHEM3702  Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Research expertise

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary engineering
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organic chemistry

Research interests

Current research covers aspects of clean technology which are directed towards the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century - in being able to gain accessto complex functional molecules and materials for tackling energy, health andenvironmental issues. This includes: (i) The use of patented thin film microfluidics in controlling chemical reactivity and selectivity in organic and inorganic synthesis, controlling self assemble processes from small molecules to viruses, controlling kinetic versus thermodynamic metal organic frameworks (MOFs), controlling 'top down' and 'bottom up' synthesis of nano-materials, and fabricating single cell algal-graphene hybrid material for waste water treatment. (ii) Solar cell technology based on the frustules of single cell diatoms. (iii) Utilisation of biomass in developing processes and products without generating waste. (iv) Applications of the compounds and materials in (i) - (iii), for example in device technology, drug delivery and drug development, and waste water treatment.

Supervisory interests

  • Chemistry
  • Clean technology
  • Interdisciplinary engineering and technology
  • Local drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Solar cells

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Clean technolgy and green chemistry, materials chemistry, process intensification, microfluidics, supramolecular chemistry, drug delivery (5) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Clean technolgy and green chemistry, materials chemistry, process intensification, microfluidics, supramolecular chemistry, drug delivery, organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry (40) ;

Publications

  • Clark, J., Sheldon, R., Raston, C., Poliakoff, M. and Leitner, W. (2014). 15 years of Green Chemistry. Green Chemistry, 16(1) pp. 18-23.
    [10.1039/c3gc90047a]
  • Raston, C. (2012). Editorial: Australian Chemistry under the Spotlight. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51(43) pp. 10676-10677.
    [10.1002/anie.201204044]
  • Raston, C. (2012). Interview with Colin Raston. Chemical Communications, 48(9) pp. 1199-1200.
    [10.1039/c1cc90189c]
  • Yasmin, L., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2014). Vortex fluidic promoted Diels-Alder reactions in an aqueous medium. Tetrahedron Letters, 55(14) pp. 2246-2248.
    [10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.02.077]
  • Agarwal, V., Tjandra, E., Iyer, K., Humfrey, B., Fear, M., Wood, F., et al. (2014). Evaluating the effects of nacre on human skin and scar cells in culture. Toxicology Research, 3(4) pp. 223-227.
  • Vimalanathan, K., Chen, X. and Raston, C. (2014). Shear induced fabrication of intertwined single walled carbon nanotube rings. Chemical Communications, 50(77) pp. 11295-11298.
  • Toster, J., Kusumawardani, I., Eroglu, E., Iyer, K., Rosei, F. and Raston, C. (2014). Superparamagnetic imposed diatom frustules for the effective removal of phosphates. Green Chemistry, 16(1) pp. 82-85.
    [10.1039/c3gc41608a]
  • Ogden, M., Raston, C., Radomirovic, T. and Jones, F. (2014). Impact of Tunable Oligophosphonates on Barium Sulfate Crystallization. Crystal Growth and Design, 14(3) pp. 1419-1429.
    [10.1021/cg401897n]
  • Mo, J., Eggers, P., Raston, C. and Lim, L.Y. (2014). Development and validation of a LC/TOF MS method for the determination of carboplatin and paclitaxel in nanovesicles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(11) pp. 2659-2667.
    [10.1007/s00216-014-7684-0]
  • Lu, H., Boulos, R., Chan, B., Gibson, C., Wang, X., Raston, C., et al. (2014). Carbon nanofibres from fructose using a light-driven high-temperature spinning disc processor. Chemical Communications, 50(12) pp. 1478-1480.
    [10.1039/c3cc47354f]
  • Ling, I., Skelton, B., Sobolev, A., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2014). Manipulating the conformation and interplay of p-sulfonated calix[4]arenes by lower rim tri-substitution with N'-cyanocarbamimidate groups. CrystEngComm, 16 pp. 5159-5164.
  • Gandy, M., Raston, C. and Stubbs, K. (2014). Towards aryl C-N bond formation in dynamic thin films. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12 pp. 4594-4597.
  • Chen, X., Zhu, S., Guo, C. and Raston, C. (2014). Room temperature vortex fluidic synthesis of monodispersed amorphous proto-vaterite. Chemical Communications, 50 pp. 11764-11767.
  • Chen, X., Vimalanathan, K., Zang, W., Slattery, A., Boulos, R., Gibson, C., et al. (2014). Self-assembled calixarene aligned patterning of noble metal nanoparticles on graphene. Nanoscale, 6 pp. 4517-4520.
    [10.1039/C3NR06857A]
  • Chen, X., Smith, N., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2014). Controlling nanomaterial synthesis, chemical reactions and self assembly in dynamic thin films. Chemical Society Reviews, 43(5) pp. 1387-1399.
    [10.1039/c3cs60247h]
  • Chen, X., Eggers, P., Slattery, A., Ogden, S. and Raston, C. (2014). Template-free assembly of three-dimensional networks of graphene hollow spheres at the water/toluene interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 430 pp. 174-177.
  • Boulos, R., Zhang, F., Tjandra, E., Martin, A., Spagnoli, D. and Raston, C. (2014). Spinning up the polymorphs of calcium carbonate. Scientific Reports, 4(3616)
    [10.1038/srep03616]
  • Yasmin, L., Eggers, P., Skelton, B., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2014). Thin film microfluidic synthesis of fluorescent highly substituted pyridines. Green Chemistry, 16(7) pp. 3450-3453.
  • Ling, I., Sobolev, A., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2013). Micelle to extended multi-component bilayer systems involving decyl and dodecyl imidazolium and pyridinium cations. CrystEngComm, 15(15) pp. 2888-2896.
    [10.1039/c3ce26991d]
  • Ling, I., Boulos, R., Skelton, B., Sobolev, A., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2013). Constructing Multicomponent Materials Involving Inclusion of Mono- and Bis-Imidazolium Cations in Gadolinium(III)-p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene Coordination Networks. Crystal Growth and Design, 13(5) pp. 2025-2035.
    [10.1021/cg4000999]
  • James, E., Viola, H., Hool, L., Eggers, P., Raston, C. and Boulos, R. (2013). A novel antimicrobial agent reduces oxidative stress in cells. RSC Advances, 3(20) pp. 7277-7281.
    [10.1039/c3ra40658j]
  • James, E., Eggers, P., Harvey, A., Dunlop, S., Fitzgerald, M., Stubbs, K., et al. (2013). Antioxidant phospholipid calix[4]arene mimics as micellular delivery systems. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11(36) pp. 6108-6112.
    [10.1039/c3ob41178h]
  • Goh, Y., Chen, X., Yasin, F., Eggers, P., Boulos, R., Wang, X., et al. (2013). Shear flow assisted decoration of carbon nano-onions with platinum nanoparticles. Chemical Communications, 49(45) pp. 5171-5173.
    [10.1039/c3cc41647j]
  • Eroglu, E., Zang, W., Eggers, P.K., Chen, X., Boulos, R.A., Wahid, M.H.B., et al. (2013). Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene stabilized graphene. Chemical Communications, 74(49) pp. 8172-8174.
    [10.1039/C3CC44093A]
  • Eroglu, E., Eggers, P., Winslade, M., Smith, S. and Raston, C. (2013). Enhanced accumulation of microalgal pigments using metal nanoparticle solutions as light filtering devices. Green Chemistry, 15(11) pp. 3155-3159.
    [10.1039/C3GC41291A]
  • Eroglu, E., D'Alonzo, N., Smith, S. and Raston, C. (2013). Vortex fluidic entrapment of functional microalgal cells in a magnetic polymer matrix. Nanoscale, 5(7) pp. 2627-2631.
    [10.1039/c3nr33813d]
  • Eroglu, E., Chen, X., Bradshaw, M., Agarwal, V., Zou, J., Stewart, S., et al. (2013). Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications. RSC Advances, 3(4) pp. 1009-1012.
    [10.1039/c2ra22402j]
  • Dev, S., Toster, J., Prasanna, S., Fitzgerald, M., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2013). Suppressing regrowth of microfluidic generated drug nanocrystals using polyelectrolyte coatings. RSC Advances, 3(3) pp. 695-698.
    [10.1039/c2ra22790h]
  • Chen, X., Zang, W., Vimalanathan, K., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2013). A versatile approach for decorating 2D nanomaterials with Pd or Pt nanoparticles. Chemical Communications, 49(12) pp. 1160-1162.
    [10.1039/c2cc37606g]
  • Chen, X., Yasin, F., Eggers, P., Boulos, R., Duan, X., Lamb, R., et al. (2013). Non-covalently modified graphene supported ultrafine nanoparticles of palladium for hydrogen gas sensing. RSC Advances, 3(10) pp. 3213-3217.
    [10.1039/c3ra22986f]
  • Chen, X., Boulos, R., Dobson, J. and Raston, C. (2013). Shear induced formation of carbon and boron nitride nano-scrolls. Nanoscale, 5(2) pp. 498-502.
    [10.1039/c2nr33071g]
  • Boulos, R., Harnagea, C., Duan, X., Lamb, R., Rosei, F. and Raston, C. (2013). Unzipping oyster shell. RSC Advances, 3(10) pp. 3284-3290.
    [10.1039/c2ra21763e]
  • Boulos, R., Eroglu, E., Chen, X., Scaffidi, A., Edwards, B., Toster, J., et al. (2013). Unravelling the structure and function of human hair. Green Chemistry, 15(5) pp. 1268-1273.
    [10.1039/c3gc37027e]
  • Lu, H., Chan, B., Wang, X., Chua, H., Raston, C., Albu-Yaron, A., et al. (2013). High-yield synthesis of silicon carbide nanowires by solar and lamp ablation. Nanotechnology, 24(33) pp. 335603.
    [10.1088/0957-4484/24/33/335603]
  • Zhang, F., Yasin, F., Chen, X., Mo, J., Raston, C. and Zhang, H. (2013). Functional noble metal nanostructures involving pyrene-conjugated-hyaluronan stabilised reduced graphene oxide. RSC Advances, 3(47) pp. 25166-25174.
    [10.1039/c3ra45037f]
  • Zhang, F., Chen, X., Boulos, R., Yasin, F., Lu, H., Raston, C., et al. (2013). Pyrene-conjugated hyaluronan facilitated exfoliation and stabilisation of low dimensional nanomaterials in water. Chemical Communications, 49(42) pp. 4845-4847.
    [10.1039/C3CC41973H]
  • Yasmin, L., Coyle, T., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2013). Stereospecific synthesis of resorcin[4]arenes and pyrogallol[4]arenes in dynamic thin films. Chemical Communications, 49(93) pp. 10932-10934.
    [10.1039/C3CC45176C]
  • Yasmin, L., Chen, X., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2013). Optimising a vortex fluidic device for controlling chemical reactivity and selectivity. Scientific Reports, 3 pp. 2282.
    [10.1038/srep02282]
  • Yasin, F., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2013). Palladium nano-carbon-calixarene based devices for hydrogen sensing. New Journal of Chemistry, 37(10) pp. 3289-3293.
    [10.1039/C3NJ00621B]
  • Wahid, M., Eroglu, E., Chen, X., Smith, S. and Raston, C. (2013). Functional multi-layer graphene-algae hybrid material formed using vortex fluidics. Green Chemistry, 15(3) pp. 650-655.
    [10.1039/c2gc36892g]
  • Wahid, M., Eroglu, E., Chen, X., Smith, S. and Raston, C. (2013). Entrapment of Chlorella vulgaris cells within graphene oxide layers. RSC Advances, 3(22) pp. 8180-8183.
    [10.1039/C3RA40605A]
  • Toster, J., Zhou, Q.L., Smith, N., Iyer, K., Rosei, F. and Raston, C. (2013). In situ coating of diatom frustules with silver nanoparticles. Green Chemistry, 15(8) pp. 2060-2063.
    [10.1039/c3gc40660a]
  • Toster, J., Iyer, K., Xiang, W., Rosei, F., Spiccia, L. and Raston, C. (2013). Diatom frustules as light traps enhance DSSC efficiency. Nanoscale, 5(3) pp. 873-876.
    [10.1039/c2nr32716c]
  • Tong, C.L., Boulos, R., Yu, C., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2013). Continuous flow tuning of ordered mesoporous silica under ambient conditions. RSC Advances, 3(41) pp. 18767-18770.
    [10.1039/c3ra42831a]
  • Tjandra, E.S., Boulos, R.A., Duncan, P.C. and Raston, C.L. (2013). Unfastening pearl nacre nanostructures under shear. CrystEngComm, 15(35) pp. 6896-6900.
    [10.1039/C3CE40760H]
  • Baynton, A., Ogden, M., Raston, C. and Jones, F. (2012). Barium sulfate crystallization dependence on upper rim calix[4]arene functional groups. CrystEngComm, 14(3) pp. 1057-1062.
    [10.1039/C1CE06083J]
  • Zou, J., Zdyrko, B., Luzinov, I., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2012). Regiospecific linear assembly of Pd nanocubes for hydrogen gas sensing. Chemical Communications, 48(7) pp. 1033-1035.
    [10.1039/c1cc15522a]
  • Chen, X., Boulos, R., Eggers, P. and Raston, C. (2012). p-Phosphonic acid calix[8]arene assisted exfoliation and stabilization of 2D materials in water. Chemical Communications, 48(93) pp. 11407-11409.
    [10.1039/c2cc36268f]
  • Chen, X., Dobson, J. and Raston, C. (2012). Vortex fluidic exfoliation of graphite and boron nitride. Chemical Communications, 48(31) pp. 3703-3705.
    [10.1039/C2CC17611D]
  • Dev, S., Prabhakaran, P., Filgueira, L., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2012). Microfluidic fabrication of cationic curcumin nanoparticles as an anti-cancer agent. Nanoscale, 4(8) pp. 2575-2579.
    [10.1039/C2NR11502F]
  • Eggers, P., Becker, T., Melvin, M., Boulos, R., James, E., Morellini, N., et al. (2012). Composite fluorescent vesicles based on ionic and cationic amphiphilic calix[4]arenes. RSC Advances, 2(15) pp. 6250-6257.
    [10.1039/c2ra20491f]
  • Eroglu, E., Agarwal, V., Bradshaw, M., Chen, X., Smith, S., Raston, C., et al. (2012). Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats. Green Chemistry, 14(10) pp. 2682-2685.
    [10.1039/C2GC35970G]
  • Zou, J., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2012). Pd-sodium carboxymethyl cellulose nanocomposites display a morphology dependent response to hydrogen gas. Green Chemistry, 14(4) pp. 906-908.
    [10.1039/C2GC16456F]
  • Zhao, L., Li, X., Haoa, C. and Raston, C. (2012). SO2 adsorption and transformation on calcined NiAl hydrotalcite-like compounds surfaces: An in situ FTIR and DFT study. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 117-118 pp. 339-345.
    [10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.01.034]
  • Yasin, F., Boulos, R., Hong, B., Cornejo, A., Iyer, K., Gao, L., et al. (2012). Microfluidic size selective growth of palladium nano-particles on carbon nano-onions. Chemical Communications, 48(81) pp. 10102-10104.
    [10.1039/C2CC35017C]
  • Toster, J., Harnagea, C., Iyer, K., Rosei, F. and Raston, C. (2012). Controlling anatase coating of diatom frustules by varying the binding layer. CrystEngComm, 14(10) pp. 3446-3450.
    [10.1039/C2CE06648C]
  • Martin, A., Houlihan, E., Morellini, N., Eggers, P., James, E., Stubbs, K., et al. (2012). Synthesis and Toxicology of p-Phosphonic Acid Calixarenes and O-Alkylated Analogues as Potential Calixarene-Based Phospholipids. ChemPlusChem, 77(4) pp. 308-313.
    [10.1002/cplu.201100081]
  • Ling, I., Iyer, K., Bond, C., Sobolev, A., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2012). Sodium ion association via bridging water molecules for different charged p-phosphonated calix[4]arene bilayers. CrystEngComm, 14(24) pp. 8541-8546.
    [10.1039/C2CE26207J]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Skelton, B. and Raston, C. (2012). Inclusion controlled lanthanide-imidazolium functionalised carboxylate complexation. Dalton Transactions, 41(16) pp. 4884-4889.
    [10.1039/c2dt12410f]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Skelton, B. and Raston, C. (2012). Conformationally Flexible p-Sulfonated Calix[5]arene Binding with Large Bis-Phosphonium Cations. Crystal Growth and Design, 12(3) pp. 1564-1570.
    [10.1021/cg201615u]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Rahim, M., Skelton, B., Byrne, L. and Raston, C. (2012). Axially Aligned Confinement of 1,4-Bis(triethylammoniomethyl)benzene by Two p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arenes. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 65(7) pp. 755-762.
    [10.1071/CH11449]
  • Hubble, L., Boulos, R. and Raston, C. (2012). A water-soluble fluoroionophore: p-(4-sulfonatophenyl)calix[8]arene. New Journal of Chemistry, 36(4) pp. 1070-1079.
    [10.1039/C2NJ20932B]
  • Hou, Y., Li, X., Zhao, Q., Chen, G. and Raston, C. (2012). Role of Hydroxyl Radicals and Mechanism of Escherichia coli Inactivation on Ag/AgBr/TiO2 Nanotube Array Electrode under Visible Light Irradiation. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(7) pp. 4042-4050.
    [10.1021/es204079d]
  • Chan, B., Wang, X., Lam, L., Gordon, J., Feuermann, D., Raston, C., et al. (2012). Light-driven high-temperature continuous-flow synthesis of TiO2 nano-anatase. Chemical Engineering Journal, 211-212 pp. 195-199.
    [10.1016/j.cej.2012.09.035]
  • Baynton, A., Radomirovic, T., Ogden, M., Raston, C., Richmond, W. and Jones, F. (2011). Small molecules induce mesocrystal formation: nanoparticle aggregation directed by self-assembling calixarenes. CrystEngComm, 13(1) pp. 109-112.
    [10.1039/C0CE00579G]
  • Bradshaw, M., Zou, J., Byrne, L., Iyer, K., Stewart, S. and Raston, C. (2011). Pd(II) conjugated chitosan nanofibre mats for application in Heck cross-coupling reactions. Chemical Communications, 47(45) pp. 12292-12294.
    [10.1039/c1cc14717j]
  • Bullen, C., Latter, M., D'Alonzo, N.J., Willis, G. and Raston, C. (2011). A seedless approach to continuous flow synthesis of gold nanorods. Chemical Communications, 47 pp. 4123-4125.
    [10.1039/C0CC05175F]
  • Bullen, C., Zijlstra, P., Bakker, E., Gu, M. and Raston, C. (2011). Chemical Kinetics of Gold Nanorod Growth in Aqueous CTAB Solutions. Crystal Growth and Design, 11(8) pp. 3375-3380.
    [10.1021/cg101636r]
  • Cornejo, A., Zhang, W., Gao, L., Varsani, R., Saunders, M., Iyer, K., et al. (2011). Generating Hydrogen Gas from Methane with Carbon Captured as Pure Spheroidal Nanomaterials. Chemistry-A European Journal, 17(33) pp. 9188-9192.
    [10.1002/chem.201100532]
  • Dev, S., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2011). Nanosized drug formulations under microfluidic continuous flow. Lab on a Chip, 11(19) pp. 3214-3217.
    [10.1039/c1lc20666d]
  • Fang, J., Guo, Y., Lu, G., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2011). Enhancement of quantum yield of LaPO4:Ce3+:Tb3+ nanocrystals by carbon nanotube induced suppression of the 1-dimensional growth. Dalton Transactions, 40(13) pp. 3122-3124.
    [10.1039/C0DT01651A]
  • Fang, J., Guo, Y., Lu, G., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2011). Instantaneous crystallization of ultrathin one-dimensional fluorescent rhabdophane nanowires at room temperature. Green Chemistry, 13(4) pp. 817-819.
    [10.1039/C0GC00539H]
  • Kristensen, S., Toster, J., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2011). Stereospecific microwave-assisted conversion of a Ru(II)-p-cymene complex to a solar cell dye in water. New Journal of Chemistry, 35(12) pp. 2752-2754.
    [10.1039/C1NJ20692C]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2011). p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene and imidazolium zwitterion stabilised nano-arrays of fullerene C60 and C70. New Journal of Chemistry, 35(7) pp. 1549-1555.
    [10.1039/c1nj20138g]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A., Byrne, L. and Raston, C. (2011). Supramolecular architecture containing end-capping bis-imidazolium cations. CrystEngComm, 13(3) pp. 787-793.
    [10.1039/C002787A]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A., Skelton, B. and Raston, C. (2011). Site specific Co(III) sarcophagine binding in multi-component phosphonium and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene systems. Dalton Transactions, 40(40) pp. 10337-10344.
    [10.1039/C1DT10550G]
  • Martin, A. and Raston, C. (2011). Multifunctional p-phosphonated calixarenes. Chemical Communications, 47(35) pp. 9764-9772.
    [10.1039/c1cc12048d]
  • Martin, A., Boulos, R., Hubble, L., Hartlieb, K. and Raston, C. (2011). Multifunctional water-soluble molecular capsules based on p-phosphonic acid calix[5]arene. Chemical Communications, 47(26) pp. 7353-7355.
    [10.1039/C1CC11991E]
  • Martin, A., Boulos, R., Iyer, K., Sobolev, A., Bond, C., Atwood, J., et al. (2011). Solvent and hydrogen confinement in molecular capsules-Hirshfeld surface and molecular simulation analysis. Chemical Communications, 47(35) pp. 9882-9884.
    [10.1039/c1cc13038b]
  • Martin, A., Boulos, R., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2011). Phosphonated calix[4]arene-based amphiphiles as scaffolds for fluorescent nano-fibres. Chemical Communications, 47(26) pp. 7329-7331.
    [10.1039/c1cc11614b]
  • Smith, N., Labrunie, G., Corry, B., Tran, P., Norret, M., Djavaheri-Mergny, M., et al. (2011). Unraveling the relationship between structure and stabilization of triarylpyridines as G-quadruplex binding ligands. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 9(17) pp. 6154-6162.
    [10.1039/c1ob05560g]
  • Zou, J., Iyer, K., Stewart, S. and Raston, C. (2011). Scalable synthesis of catalysts for the Mizoroki-Heck cross coupling reaction: palladium nanoparticles assembled in a polymeric nanosphere. New Journal of Chemistry, 35(4) pp. 854-860.
    [10.1039/C0NJ00898B]
  • Zou, J., Martin, A., Zdyrko, B., Luzinov, I., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2011). Pd-induced ordering of 2D Pt nanoarrays on phosphonated calix[4]arenas stabilised graphene. Chemical Communications, 47(18) pp. 5193-5195.
    [10.1039/C1CC10408J]
  • Zou, J., Stewart, S., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2011). Surface oxygen triggered size change of palladium nano-crystals impedes catalytic efficacy. Chemical Communications, 47(6) pp. 1803-1805.
    [10.1039/C0CC03182H]
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2010). Structural diversity of multi-component self-assembled systems incorporating p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene. New Journal of Chemistry, 34(9) pp. 1802-1811.
  • Zou, J., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2010). Hydrogen-Induced Reversible Insulator-Metal Transition in a Palladium Nanosphere Sensor. Small, 6(21) pp. 2358-2361.
  • Hartlieb, K., Martin, A., Saunders, M. and Raston, C. (2010). Photochemical generation of small silver nanoparticles involving multi-functional phosphonated calixarenes. New Journal of Chemistry, 34 pp. 1834-1837.
  • Fang, J., Saunders, M., Guo, Y., Lu, G., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2010). Green light-emitting LaPO4[thin space (1/6-em)]:[thin space (1/6-em)]Ce3+:Tb3+ koosh nanoballs assembled by p-sulfonato-calix[6]arene coated superparamagnetic Fe3O4. Chemical Communications, 46(18) pp. 3074-3076.
  • Fang, J., Evans, C., Willis, G., Sherwood, D., Guo, Y., Lu, G., et al. (2010). Sequential microfluidic flow synthesis of CePO4 nanorods decorated with emission tunable quantum dots. Lab on a Chip, 10 pp. 2579-2582.
  • Evans, C., Raston, C. and Iyer, K. (2010). Nanosized luminescent superparamagnetic hybrids. Green Chemistry, 12(7) pp. 1175-1179.
  • Clark, T., Martin, A., Makha, M., Sobolev, A., Su, D., Rohrs, H., et al. (2010). Layered Calcium Structures of p-Phosphonic Acid O-Methyl-Calix[6]arene. Crystal Growth and Design, 10(7) pp. 3211-3217.
  • Bullen, C., van Embden, J., Jasieniak, J., Cosgriff, J., Mulder, R., Rizzardo, E., et al. (2010). High Activity Phosphine-Free Selenium Precursor Solution for Semiconductor Nanocrystal Growth. Chemistry of Materials, 22(14) pp. 4135-4143.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Skelton, B. and Raston, C. (2010). Hierarchical Assembly Involving Hydroxyethyl-substituted Imidazolium Cations and p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arenes. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 63(10) pp. 1492-1496.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Calixarene C8-imidazolium interplay as a design strategy for penetrating organic bi-layers. CrystEngComm, 12(2) pp. 573-578.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Hirshfeld surface analysis of phosphonium salts. CrystEngComm, 12(12) pp. 4321-4327.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Lanthanoid assisted self-assembly of imidazolium cations in organic bi-layers. CrystEngComm, 12(6) pp. 1869-1875.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Multi-component bi-layers featuring [1-octyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium n p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene] supermolecules. New Journal of Chemistry, 34(3) pp. 414-419.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene-Pyrrolidinium Complexation in Building Multicomponent Layered Arrays. Crystal Growth and Design, 10(3) pp. 1312-1318.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A., Byrne, L. and Raston, C. (2010). Selective Binding of Imidazolium Cations in Building Multi-Component Layers. Chemistry-A European Journal, 16(23) pp. 6973-6982.
  • Martin, A., Hartlieb, K., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Hirshfeld Surface Analysis of Substituted Phenols. Crystal Growth and Design, 10(12) pp. 5302-5306.
  • Martin, A., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2010). Mapping out the diversity of interplay of O-alkylated calix[4]arenes. CrystEngComm, 12(10) pp. 2666-2668.
  • Zou, J., Hubble, L., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2010). Bare palladium nano-rosettes for real-time high-performance and facile hydrogen sensing. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 150(1) pp. 291-295.
  • Hartlieb, K., Saunders, M., Jachuck, R. and Raston, C. (2010). Continuous flow synthesis of small silver nanoparticles involving hydrogen as the reducing agent. Green Chemistry, 12(6) pp. 1012-1017.
  • Makha, M., Scott, J., Strauss, C., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2009). Fullerene Inclusion Based on Horning-Crown Macrocycles. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(1) pp. 483-487.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2009). Constructing Multicomponent Materials Containing Cavitands, and Phosphonium and Imidazolium Cations. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(10) pp. 4497-4503.
  • Ling, I., Alias, Y., Makha, M. and Raston, C. (2009). Water solublisation of single-walled carbon nanotubes using p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene. New Journal of Chemistry, 33(7) pp. 1583-1587.
  • Iyer, K., Saunders, M., Becker, T., Evans, C. and Raston, C. (2009). Nanorings of Self-Assembled Fullerene C70 as Templating Nanoreactors. Journal of The American Chemical Society, 131(45) pp. 16338-16339.
  • Hartlieb, K., Saunders, M. and Raston, C. (2009). Templating silver nanoparticle growth using phosphonated calixarenes. Chemical Communications, 21 pp. 3074-3076.
  • Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A., Su, D., Rohrs, H., Gross, M., et al. (2009). Organization of Lower Rim O-Alkylated p-Phosphonic Acid Calix[4]arenes. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(8) pp. 3575-3580.
  • Chin, S.F., Iyer, K., Saunders, M., St Pierre, T., Buckley, C., Paskevicius, M., et al. (2009). Encapsulation and Sustained Release of Curcumin using Superparamagnetic Silica Reservoirs. Chemistry-A European Journal, 15(23) pp. 5661-5665.
  • Chin, S.F., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2009). Facile and Green Approach To Fabricate Gold and Silver Coated Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(6) pp. 2685-2689.
  • Malic, N., Nichols, P., Makha, M. and Raston, C. (2009). Assembling C60 Molecules Involving Fe(II)-2 Bonding to a Saddle-Shaped Macrocycle. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(2) pp. 863-866.
  • Toster, J., Iyer, K., Burtovyy, R., Burgess, S., Luzinov, I. and Raston, C. (2009). Regiospecific Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles around the Pores of Diatoms: Toward Three-Dimensional Nanoarrays. Journal of The American Chemical Society, 131(24) pp. 8356-8357.
  • Smith, N., Soh, P., Asokananthan, N., Norret, M., Stewart, G. and Raston, C. (2009). Immunomodulatory effects of functionalised chalcones on pro-inflammatory cytokine release from lung epithelial cells. New Journal of Chemistry, 33(9) pp. 1869-1873.
  • Smith, N., Corry, B., Iyer, K., Norret, M. and Raston, C. (2009). A microfluidic platform to synthesise a G-quadruplex binding ligand. Lab on a Chip, 9(14) pp. 2021-2025.
  • Saunders, M., Iyer, K., Raston, C. and Bond, C. (2009). TEM characterization of novel nano-hybrid materials. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 15(Supplement S2) pp. 1306-1307.
  • Martin, A., Sobolev, A., Spackman, M. and Raston, C. (2009). Variable Intercalation of Calcium Ions in Bilayers of Partially Deprotonated p-Phosphonic Acid Calix[4]arene. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(8) pp. 3759-3764.
  • Martin, A., Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2009). Aromatic Solvent Specific Induced Arrays of Calix[5]arenes. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(11) pp. 4864-4871.
  • Benjamin, A., Frey, A., Gardiner, M., Raston, C., Skelton, B. and White, A. (2008). Reactivity variations within Group 4 complexes of 1,4-di-tert-butyl-1,4-diazabuta-1,3-diene: Structures of [(C5H5)TiCl{(t-BuNCH)2}] and [(C5H5)2Zr{(t-BuNCH)2}] JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 693(4) pp. 776-780.
  • Chin, S.F., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2008). Fabrication of carbon nano-tubes decorated with ultra fine superparamagnetic nano-particles under continuous flow conditions. Lab on a Chip, 8(3) pp. 439-442.
  • Makha, M., Evans, C., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2008). Linear Arrays of Interlocking Calixarenes in Controlling the Interplay of Fullerene C60 Molecules. Crystal Growth and Design, 8(8) pp. 2929-2932.
  • Norret, M., Makha, M., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2008). Controlling the confinement of fullerene C60 molecules using a saddle shape Ni(II) macrocycle. New Journal of Chemistry, 32(5) pp. 808-812.
    [10.1039/B718937K]
  • Chin, S.F., Iyer, K., Raston, C. and Saunders, M. (2008). Size Selective Synthesis of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in Thin Fluids under Continuous Flow Conditions. Advanced Functional Materials, 18(6) pp. 922-927.
  • Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2008). Carborane inclusion chemistry for the uncommon calix[7,9]arenes. Dalton Transactions, 36 pp. 4855-4859.
  • Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2008). Mapping Out the Molecular Interplay in Monohalobenzene Inclusion Complexes of p-H-calix[5]arene Using Hirshfeld Surfaces. Crystal Growth and Design, 8(3) pp. 890-896.
  • Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A., Rohrs, H., Atwood, J. and Raston, C. (2008). Engineering Nanorafts of Calixarene Polyphosphonates. Chemistry-A European Journal, 14(13) pp. 3931-3938.
  • Clark, T., Makha, M., Sobolev, A., Su, D., Rohrs, H., Gross, M., et al. (2008). Self-organised nano-arrays of p-phosphonic acid functionalised higher order calixarenes. New Journal of Chemistry, 32(9) pp. 1478-1483.
  • Clifford, N., Iyer, K. and Raston, C. (2008). Encapsulation and controlled release of nutraceuticals using mesoporous silica capsules. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(2) pp. 162-165.
  • Dalgarno, S., Warren, J., Atwood, J. and Raston, C. (2008). Versatility of p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene in building up multicomponent bilayers. New Journal of Chemistry, 32(12) pp. 2100-2107.
    [10.1039/B810229E]
  • Gardiner, M. and Raston, C. (2008). Synthesis and Crystal Structure of an Oligomeric Lithium. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie, 634(3) pp. 575-578.
  • Hubble, L., Clark, T., Makha, M. and Raston, C. (2008). Selective diameter uptake of single-walled carbon nanotubes in water using phosphonated calixarenes and 'extended arm' sulfonated calixarenes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(48) pp. 5961-5966.
  • Iyer, K., Bond, C., Saunders, M. and Raston, C. (2008). Confinement of Silver Triangles in Silver Nanoplates Templated by Duplex DNA. Crystal Growth and Design, 8(5) pp. 1451-1453.
  • Iyer, K., Norret, M., Dalgarno, S., Atwood, J. and Raston, C. (2008). Loading molecular hydrogen cargo within viruslike nanocontainers. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 47(34) pp. 6362-6366.
  • Lauto, A., Foster, L., Avolio, A., Sampson, D., Raston, C., Sarris, M., et al. (2008). Sutureless nerve repair with laser-activated chitosan adhesive : a pilot in vivo study. PHOTOMEDICINE AND LASER SURGERY, 26(3) pp. 227-234.
  • Makha, M., Alias, Y., Raston, C. and Sobolev, A. (2008). Nanoporous materials based on heteroleptic bilayers built up from bisphosphonium, p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene ions. New Journal of Chemistry, 32(1) pp. 83-88.
    [10.1039/B706640F]
  • Webster, N., Ling, C., Raston, C. and Lincoln, F. (2008). The structural and conductivity evolution of fluorite-type Bi2O3-Er2O3-PbO solid electrolytes during long-term annealing. SOLID STATE IONICS, 179(19-20) pp. 697-705.
  • Norret, M., Makha, M., Sobolev, A. and Raston, C. (2008). Templating Linear Alignment of Fullerene C60 Molecules Involving a Curved Macrocycle. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 61(4) pp. 279-282.
  • Agarwal, V., Tjandra, E., Iyer, K., Humfrey, B., Fear, M., Wood, F., et al. (2014). Evaluating the effects of nacre on human skin and scar cells in culture. Toxicology Research, 3(4) pp. 223-227.
  • Chen, X., Eggers, P., Slattery, A., Ogden, S. and Raston, C. (2014). Template-free assembly of three-dimensional networks of graphene hollow spheres at the water/toluene interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 430 pp. 174-177.
  • Chen, X., Vimalanathan, K., Zang, W., Slattery, A., Boulos, R., Gibson, C., et al. (2014). Self-assembled calixarene aligned patterning of noble metal nanoparticles on graphene. Nanoscale, 6 pp. 4517-4520.
    [10.1039/C3NR06857A]
  • Gandy, M., Raston, C. and Stubbs, K. (2014). Towards aryl C-N bond formation in dynamic thin films. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12 pp. 4594-4597.
  • Yasmin, L., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2014). Vortex fluidic promoted Diels-Alder reactions in an aqueous medium. Tetrahedron Letters, 55(14) pp. 2246-2248.
    [10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.02.077]
  • Lu, H., Boulos, R., Chan, B., Gibson, C., Wang, X., Raston, C., et al. (2014). Carbon nanofibres from fructose using a light-driven high-temperature spinning disc processor. Chemical Communications, 50(12) pp. 1478-1480.
    [10.1039/c3cc47354f]
  • Mo, J., Eggers, P., Raston, C. and Lim, L.Y. (2014). Development and validation of a LC/TOF MS method for the determination of carboplatin and paclitaxel in nanovesicles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(11) pp. 2659-2667.
    [10.1007/s00216-014-7684-0]
  • Vimalanathan, K., Chen, X. and Raston, C. (2014). Shear induced fabrication of intertwined single walled carbon nanotube rings. Chemical Communications, 50(77) pp. 11295-11298.
  • Yasmin, L., Eggers, P., Skelton, B., Stubbs, K. and Raston, C. (2014). Thin film microfluidic synthesis of fluorescent highly substituted pyridines. Green Chemistry, 16(7) pp. 3450-3453.
  • Ling, I., Skelton, B., Sobolev, A., Alias, Y. and Raston, C. (2014). Manipulating the conformation and interplay of p-sulfonated calix[4]arenes by lower rim tri-substitution with N'-cyanocarbamimidate groups. CrystEngComm, 16 pp. 5159-5164.

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Recent Patents
  • Processes for the Preparation of Phosphonated Calixarene Derivatives [Calixarene derivatives and process for the preparation thereof involving a high yielding protocol].  M. Makha, T. Clark, J. L. Atwood and C. L. Raston, US 2010/0185022. National Phase
  • Method for Coating Nano-Particles [Method of coating nano-particles using dynamic thin films, including spinning disc and rotating tube processors]. K. S. Iyer and C. L. Raston, US 2010/0166870. National Phase
  • Methods for Selectively Separating Carbon Nanotubes [Methods for selectively separating carbon nanotubes and calixarene complexes with carbon nanotubes, using phosphonated and sulfonated calixarenes]. C. L. Raston and L. J. Hubble, US 2010/0166624. National Phase
  • A Device and Methods for Fabrication and Use of Said Device [A drop casting technique is used to self-assemble material across as IDE, using an electrical response for then detecting gases]. C.L. Raston, K.S. Iyer, J. Watling, J. Zou. L.J. Hubble.  PCT/AU/2010/000958 PCT.

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