Undergraduate student co-authors are signified with asterisks

1. A. Mirjafari, Long-term DNA preservation and storage at ambient temperature, 2020, US20200080131A1,


  1. D. J. Siegel,* G. I. Anderson,* N. Cyr,* D. S. Lambrecht, M. Zeller, P. C. Hillesheim, Molecular design principles of ionic liquids with a sulfonyl fluoride moiety. New J. Chem. 2021, 45, 2443-2452.

  2. J. Hu, Z. Almansaf, F. Zanca, B. Kampmeyer, M. Tsuji, K. Maity, V. Lomonte, Y. Ha, P. Mastrorilli, S. Todisco, M. Benamara, R. Oktavian, A. Mirjafari, P. Moghadam, H. Shahsavari, A. R.; Khosropour, H. Beyzavi, A Pt(II) decorated covalent organic framework for photocatalytic difluoroalkylation and oxidative cyclization reactions. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2021. Accepted.

  3. N. Cyr,* M. Zeller, P. C. Hillesheim, A. Mirjafari, Structure of 1,2-dimethyl-1H-imidazol-3-ium benzenesulfonate • 1,2-dimethylimidazole co-crystal. IUCrData 2020, x2006689. 

  4. G. Anderson,* A. Mirjafari, M. Zeller, P. C. Hillesheim, 2,3-Dimethyl-1H-imidazol-3-ium chloride. IUCrData, 2020, 5, x200660.

  5. J. E. Muller II,*  L. R. Osborn,* J. R. Traver, P. C. Hillesheim, M. Zeller, A. Mirjafari, 2-(Octadecylsulfanyl)-1,3-thiazole. IUCrData 2020, 5, x200170.

  6. D. J. Siegel,* A. N. Howarth,* J. R. Traver,* P. C. Hillesheim, M. Zeller, A. Mirjafari, 2,2′ [Methylenebis(sulfanediyl)]bis(pyridine 1-oxide). IUCrData 2020, 5, x200171.

  7. R. D. Burton,* D. J. Siegel,* J. E. Muller II,* M. Regner,* Y. Sheng, G. J. McManus, A. Mirjafari, From gene delivery agents to ionic liquids: The impacts of cation structure and anion identity on liquefaction. J. Mol. Liq. 2019, 296, 111758.

  8. Z. Schultz,* J. C. Gaitor,* R. D. Burton,* M. Regner,* Y. Sheng, A. Mirjafari, Phosphorodithioate functionalized ionic liquids: Synthesis and physicochemical properties characterization. J. Mol. Liq. 2019, 276, 334-337.

  9. T. Hmissa,* X. Zhang, N. R. Dhumal, G. J. McManus, X. Zhou, H. N. Nulwala, A. Mirjafari, Autocatalytic synthesis of bifluoride ionic liquids by SuFEx click chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 16005-16009.

  10. A. Mirjafari, Ionic liquid syntheses via click chemistry: expeditious routes toward versatile functional materials. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 2944-2961 (Invited contribution).

  11. H. N. Nulwala, A. Mirjafari, X. Zhou, Ionic liquids and poly(ionic liquid)s for 3D printing ‒ a focused mini-review. Eur. Polym. J. 2018, 108, 390-398 (Invited contribution).

  12. J. Fouchet, B. Heinrich, M. L'Her, E. Voirin, L. Karmazin, C. Bailly, R. Welter, A. Mirjafari, L. Douce, Heterogeneous microwave-assisted Ullmann type methodology for synthesis of rigid-core ionic liquid crystals. New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 10421-10431.

  13. S. T. Nestor,* A. N Hawkins,* X. Xhani,* R. E. Sykora, J. X. Mao, K. Nam, G. J. McManus, A. Mirjafari, Studies on solubility and S-alkylation of 2-thiouracil in ionic liquids. J. Mol. Liq. 2018, 265, 463-467.

  14. N. R. Dhumal, A. Mirjafari, H. J. Kim, Deconvolution of conformational equilibria in methimazolium-based ionic liquid ion pair: Infrared spectroscopic and computational study. J. Mol. Liq. 2018, 266, 194-202.

  15. T. Hmissa,* L. L Mathivathanan, A. P. Thompson,* A. Mirjafari, 1-Methyl-1H-imidazol-3-ium methanesulfonate. IUCrData 2018, 3, x181781.

  16. K. Sinclair,* A. Mirjafari, S. Coticone, A tale of two spices: Differential discrimination between the chemical properties of saffron and turmeric in a forensic chemistry laboratory. Chem. Educator 2018, 23,143-144.

  17. J. C. Gaitor, * L. M. Paul, * M. M. Reardon, * T. Hmissa, * S. Minkowicz, * M. Regner, * Y. Sheng, S. F.
    Michael, S. Isern, A. Mirjafari, Ionic liquids with thioether motifs as synthetic cationic lipids for gene
    . Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 8328-8331. Cover article candidate.

  18. J. T. Reilly, M. A. Coats, * M. M. Reardon, * A. Mirjafari, Study of biocatalytic activity of histidine
    ammonia lyase in protic ionic liquids
    . J. Mol. Liq. 2017, 248, 830-832.

  19. S. T. Nestor, * B. Heinrich, R. A. Sykora, X. Zhang, G. J. McManus, L. Douce, A. Mirjafari,
    Methimazolium-based ionic liquid crystals: Emergence of mesomorphic properties via a sulfur motif.
    Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 5456-5460.

  20. A.S. Thigpen, * S. T. Nestor, * R. A. O’Brien, S. Minkowicz, * Y. Sheng, J. H. Davis, Jr., K. N. West, A.
    Mirjafari, Thioether-functionalized picolinium ionic liquids: Synthesis, physical properties and computational studies. New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 1625-1630.

  21. R. A. O’Brien, M. Sanchez Zayas, * S. T. Nestor, * J. C. Gaitor, * R. E. Sykora, L. M. Paul, * F. A.
    Edhegard, * S. Minkowicz, * Y. Sheng, S. F. Michael, S. Isern, A. Mirjafari, Biomimetic design of proticlipidic ionic liquids with enhanced fluidity. New J. Chem. 2016, 40, 7795-7803.

  22. M. Sanchez Zayas, * S. T. Nestor, * J. C. Gaitor, * M. M. Reardon, * A. Mirjafari, “Click” synthesis of
    mercaptosilyl-functionalized ionic liquids via thiol-ene chemistry for use as hydrophobic surface coating
    . ECS Trans. 2016, 75, 191-198. Invited contribution.

  23. M. Sanchez Zayas, * J. C. Gaitor, * S. T. Nestor, * S. Minkowicz, * Y. Sheng, A. Mirjafari, Bifunctional
    hydrophobic ionic liquids: Facile synthesis by thiol–ene “click” chemistry.
    Green Chem. 2016, 18, 2443-


  24. A. Mirjafari, R.A. O’Brien, J. H. Davis Jr., Synthesis and properties of lipid-inspired ionic liquids. In
    Ionic Liquids in Lipid Processing and Analysis
    , X. Xu, Z. Guo, L.-Z. Cheng (Eds.), The American Oil
    Chemists’ Society Press, Urbana, IL, 2016, 6, pp 205-223. Invited contribution.

  25. B. A. Bruan, * J. L. Bradfield, * C. B. Henderson, * N. Mobarrez, Y. Sheng, R. A. O’Brien, A. C. Stenson, J.H. Davis, Jr., A. Mirjafari, Click chemistry mediated synthesis of bio-inspired phosphonyl-functionalized
    ionic liquids.
    Green Chem. 2015, 17, 1259-1268.

  26. J. C. Gaitor, * M. Sanchez Zayas, * D. J. Myrthil, * F. White, * J. M. Hendrich,* R. E. Sykora, R. A. O'Brien
    J. T. Reilly, A. Mirjafari, Crystal structure of a methimazole-based ionic liquid. Acta Cryst. 2015, E71,o1008-o1009.

  27. B. A. Bruan, * J. L. Bradfield, * F. White, * J. Hendrich, * R. E. Sykora, A. Mirjafari, Crystal structure of
    triphenyl(vinyl)phosphonium tetraphenylborate
    , Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, o1143.

  28. A. Mirjafari, R. A. O’Brien, K. N. West, J. H. Davis, Jr., Synthesis of novel lipid-inspired ionic liquids
    via thiol-ene chemistry: Profound solvent effect on reaction pathway.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 7586-7580

    (selected as the Hot Topic Paper).

  29. J. L. McDonald, * R. E. Sykora, P. Hixon, * A. Mirjafari, J. H. Davis, Jr., Impact of water on CO 2 capture
    by amino acid ionic liquids
    . Environ. Chem. Lett. 2014, 12, 201-208.

  30. A. Mirjafari, Direct synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted imidazoles from alcohols and α-hydroxyketones by
    , Environ. Chem. Lett. 2014, 12, 177-183.

  31. J. Noei, A. Mirjafari, Ionic liquid-induced conversion of methoxymethyl-protected alcohols into nitriles and iodides using [Hmim][NO 3 ]. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 4424-4426.

  32. R. A. O’Brien, A. Mirjafari, K. L. Matsson, * S. M. Murray, * N. Mobarrez, **J. H. Davis Jr., K. N. West,
    The effect of sulfur position on the melting points of lipidic 1-methyl-3-thiaalkylimidazolium ionic liquids. J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 118, 10232-10239.

  33. R. A. O’Brien, C. W. West, B. E. Hollingsworth, * A.C. Stenson, C. B. Henderson, * A. Mirjafari, N.
    Mobarrez, K. N. West, K. L. Matsson, * E. A. Salter, A. Wierzbicki, J. H. Davis Jr., A simple and rapid
    route to novel tetra(4-thiaalkyl)ammonium bromides
    , RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 24612-24617.

  34. S. M. Murry, * T. K. Zimlich, * A. Mirjafari, R. A. O’Brien, J. H. Davis Jr., K. N. West, Thermophysical
    properties of imidazolium-based lipidic ionic liquids
    . J. Chem. Eng. Data 2013, 58, 1516-1522.

  35. B. Mortazavi, A. Horel, J. S. Anders, A. Mirjafari, M. J. Beazleya, * P. A. Sobeckya, * Enhancing the
    biodegradation of oil in sandy sediments with choline: A naturally methylated nitrogen compound

    Environ. Pollut. 2013, 182, 53-62.

  36. A. Mirjafari, L. Pham, * P. J. Smith, * R. E. Sykora, J. H. Davis Jr., Molecular co-crystal structure of 1,10-
    phenanthroline with boric acid: novel aza-aromatic complex.
    Acta Cryst. 2013, E69, o1067–o1068.

  37. W. M. Reichert, A. Mirjafari, T. Goode, * N. G. Williams, * M. La, * V. Ho, * M. Yoder, * J. H. Davis, Jr.,
    Synthesis of long chain Brønsted acidic ionic liquids, ECS Trans. 2013, 50, 623-630. Invited

  38. C. G. Cassity, * A. Mirjafari, N. Mobarrez, * K. J. Strickland, * R. A. O’Brien, J. H. Davis, Jr., Ionic liquids
    of superior thermal stability
    , Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 7590-7592. Highlighted in C'EN News, August 
    12, 2013, Volume 91, p 27, “Ionic Liquids at High Temps”.

  39. M. -L. Kwan, A. Mirjafari, J. R. McCabe, * R. A. O’Brien, D. F. Essi IV, * L. Baum, * K. N. West, J. H.
    Davis, Jr., Synthesis and thermophysical properties of ionic liquids: Cyclopropyl moieties versus olefinsas T m -reducing elements in lipid-inspired ionic liquids. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 12-14.

  40. A. Mirjafari, R.A. O’Brien, S. M. Murray, * K. L. Matsson, * N. Mobarrez, * K.N. West, J. H. Davis Jr.,
    Lipid-inspired ionic liquids containing long-chain appendages: Novel class of biomaterials with attractive
    properties and applications.
    ACS Symp. Ser. 2012, 9, pp 199-216; Invited contribution.

  41. W. M. Reichert, A. Mirjafari, J. H. Davis, Jr., T. Goode, * N. G. Williams, * V. Ho, * M. Yoder, * M. La, *
    Degradation of chitin utilizing acid functionalized ionic liquids technology. ACS Symp. Ser. 2012, 8, pp
    189-198. Invited contribution.

  42. A. Mirjafari, L. N. Pham, * J. R. McCabe, N. Mobarrez, E. A. Salter, A. Wierzbicki, K. N. West, R. E.
    Sykora, J. H. Davis Jr., Building a bridge between aprotic and protic ionic liquids. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 337-

  43. A. Mirjafari, S. M. Murry, * R. A. O’Brien, A. C. Stenson, K. N. West, J. H. Davis Jr., Structure-based
    tuning of T m in lipid-like ionic liquids. Insights from Tf 2 N − salts of gene transfection agents.

    Commun. 2012, 48, 7522-7524.

  44. J. Noei, A.R. Khosropour, A. Mirjafari, The combination of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and
    Trichloro(trifluoromethanesulfonato)titanium(IV) as new protocol for the synthesis of aryl nitrile
    Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2012, 33, 2102-2104.

  45. R. A. O’Brien, A. Mirjafari, V. Jajam, * E. N. Capley, * A. C. Stenson, K. N. West, J. H. Davis Jr.,
    Functionalized ionic liquids with highly polar polyhydroxylated appendages and their rapid synthesis via
    thiol-ene click chemistry.
    Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5173-5175.

  46. S. C. Dorman, R. A. O’Brien, A. T. Lewis, * E. A. Salter, A. Wierzbicki, P. W. Hixon, * R. E. Sykora, A.
    Mirjafari, J. H. Davis Jr., A new building block for electroactive organic materials? Synthesis, cyclic
    voltammetry, single crystal X-ray structure, and DFT treatment of a unique boron-based viologen.

    Commun. 2011, 47, 9072-9074.

  47. A. Mirjafari, N. Mobarrez, * R. A. O’Brien, J. H. Davis, Jr., J. Noei, Microwave-promoted one-pot
    conversion of alcohols to oximes using 1-methylimidazolium nitrate, [Hmim][NO 3 ], as a green promoter
    and medium.
    C. R. Chimie 2011, 14, 1065-1070.

  48. S.Y. Choi, H. Rodríguez, A. Mirjafari, D. F. Gilpin, S. McGrath, K. R. Malcolm, M. M. Tunney, R. D.
    Rogers, T. McNally, Dual functional ionic liquids as plasticizers and anti-microbial agents for medical polymers. Green Chem. 2011, 13, 1527-1535.