Senior Researchers

Dr Syed A Ashraf

Msc Chemistry (University of Salford, UK).
PhD Chemistry (UoW)

Research interests:
Synthesis and characterization of monomers and their corresponding polymers (including conductive polymers) such as pyrrole, aniline and thiophene. Synthesis of novel organic chiral (handed) compounds and their polymerization to yield chiral polyelectrolytes or chiral hydrogels. Development of large-scale process for the synthesis of monomers and resulting conducting polymers such as polyaniline and polypyrrole. Synthesis of ionic liquids.


Key publications:

"Compositional effects of PEDOT-PSS/single walled carbon nanotube films on supercapacitor device performance" Dennis Antiohos, Glenn Folkes, Peter Sherrell, Syed Ashraf, Gordon G. Wallace, Phil Aitchison,Andrew T. Harris,c Jun Chen and Andrew I. Minett -  J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 15987-15994

"Facile Synthesis of a chiral ionic liquid" S.A. Ashraf,  L.A.P. Kane -Maguire, and G.G. Wallace, Aus. J. Chem. 2007, 60, 1-4

"Sulfur-Mesoporous Carbon Composite in Conjunction with a Novel Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries” J. Wang, S.Y. Chew, Z.W. Zhao, S. Ashraf, S.H. Ng , D.Wexler, J. Chen, H.K. Liu, Carbon 46 (2008) 229-235

"Nanocomposite of polyaniline /poly(-2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid)" Fatemeh Masdarolomoor, Peter C. Innis, Syed Ashraf, Richard B.   Karner, Gordon G. Wallace. Macromol Rapid Commu. 2006, 27, 1995-2000

"Electroconductive textiles with high and controlled conductivity" Patent: Holcombe, Barry Victor; Waters, Peter John; Looney, Mark Graham; King, David George; Wallace, Gordon George; Innis, Peter Charles; Ashraf, Syed Aziz.. PCT Int. Appl. (2005), 61 pp

"Synthesis and Polymerization of Chiral Acrylamidosulfonic acids" Syed A. Ashraf, Leon A. P. Kane-Maguire, Stephen G. Pyne and Gordon G. Wallace, Macromolecules. Vol. 31, No. 25, (1998) 8737-8743

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Last reviewed: 7 January, 2013