Irene Ling

Lecturer

PhD (University of Malaya) 

Email: ireneling@monash.edu
Telephone: Phone: +603 5514 6000 Ext: 46113 (DID: 5514 6113)
Room number: 4-8-41
  • supramolecular chemistry (self-assembly)
  • crystallography& crystal engineering
  • advanced materials (carbon rich nanomaterials, fluorescent dyes)
  • sensors
  • green chemistry (organocatalyst)

Over 20 research and review papers have been published since 2005, primarily in the area of supramolecular chemistry and crystal engineering. She has been invited to give talks on her research at various Universities and Conferences abroad, which include Flinder’s University (2014), Monash University (2015) and The Collaborative Conference on Crystal Growth, Hong Kong (2015).

I. Ling, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺGadolinium(III) mediated multi-component confinement of imidazolium cations in p-sulfonated calix[4]areneʺ CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4929-4937.

I. Ling, A. N. Sobolev, K. Sabah, R. Hashim, ʺEfficient Packing of Long Flexible bis-Imidazolium Cations in the Ubiquitous Bilayers of their p- Sulfonatocalixarene Saltsʺ CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 5841-5848.

M. Rahman, I. Ling, N. Abdullah, R. Hashim, A. Hajra. ʺOrganocatalysis by p-sulfonic acid calix[4]arene: a convenient and efficient route to 2,3- dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones in waterʺ RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 7755-7760.

I. Ling, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺControlling the organization of phosphonium cations relative to p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene anionsʺ CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 1526-1530.

I. Ling, R. Hashim, K. Sabah, “Sugar thiacrown-ether appended calix[4]arene as a selective chemosensor for Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 88038-88044.

I. Ling, B. W. Skelton, A. N. Sobolev, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston. ʺManipulating the conformation and interplay of p-sulfonated calix[4]arenes by lower rim tri- substitution with N'-cyanocarbamimidate groupsʺ CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 5159-5164.

I. Ling, A. N. Sobolev, R. Hashim,J. M. Harrowfield, ʺStereochemistry of cage amine complexes – probing the ligand conformational flexibility with hydrogen bondsʺ CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 11058-11063.

I. Ling, A. N. Sobolev, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston, ʺMicelle to extended multicomponent bilayer systems involving decyl and dodecyl imidazolium and pyridinium cationsʺ, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 2888-2896

I. Ling, Ramiz A. Boulos, B. W. Skelton, A. N. Sobolev, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston, ʺConstructing Multicomponent Materials Involving Inclusion of Mono- and Bis- Imidazolium Cations in Gadolinium(III)‐p‐sulfonatocalix[5]arene Coordination Networksʺ, Cryst. Growth Des., 2013, 13, 2025–2035.

I. Ling, K. S. Iyer, C. S. Bond, A. N. Sobolev, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston, ʺSodium ion association via bridging water molecules for different charged p- phosphonated calix[4]arene bilayersʺ, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 8541-8546.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, M. S. Abdul Rahim, B. W. Skelton, L. T. Byrne, C. L. Raston, ʺAxially Aligned Confinement of 1,4-Bis(triethylammoniomethyl)benzene by Two p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arenesʺ, Aust. J. Chem. 2012, 65, 755–762.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, B. W. Skelton, C. L. Raston, ʺConformationally flexible p- sulfonated calix[5]arene binding with large bis-phosphonium cationsʺ, Cryst. Growth Des., 2012, 12, 1564−1570.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, B. W. Skelton, C. L. Raston, ʺInclusion controlled lanthanide– imidazolium functionalised carboxylate complexationʺ, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 4884–4889.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, B. W. Skelton, C. L. Raston, ʺSite specific Co(III) sarcophagine binding in multi-component phosphonium and p- sulfonatocalix[4]arene systemsʺ, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10337-10344.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston, ʺp-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene and imidazolium zwitterion stabilised nano-arrays of fullerene C60 and C70ʺ, New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 1549–1555.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, L. T. Byrne, C. L. Raston, ʺSupramolecular architecture containing end capping bis-imidazolium cationsʺ, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 787-793.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺHirshfeld surface analysis of phosphonium saltsʺ, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 4321-4327.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, B. W. Skelton, C. L. Raston, "Hierarchical Assembly Involving Hydroxyethyl-substituted Imidazolium Cations and p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arenesʺ, Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 1492–1496.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, C. L. Raston, ʺStructural diversity of multi-component self assembled systems incorporating p-sulfonatocalix[4]areneʺ, New J. Chem., 2010, 34, 1802–1811.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, L. T. Byrne, C. L. Raston, ʺSelective binding of imidazolium cations in building multi-component layersʺ, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 6973-6982.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺLanthanoid assisted self assembly of imidazolium cations in organic bi-layersʺ, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 1869–1875.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺp-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene– pyrrolidinium complexation in building multi-component layered arraysʺ, Cryst. Growth Des., 2010, 10, 1312-1318.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺMulti-component bi-layers featuring [1-octyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium∩p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene] supermoleculesʺ, New J. Chem., 2010, 34, 414-419.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺCalixarene C8-imidazolium interplay as a design strategy for penetrating organic bi-layersʺ, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 573- 578.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, A. N. Sobolev, C. L. Raston, ʺConstructing Multicomponent Materials Containing Cavitands, and Phosphonium and Imidazolium Cationsʺ, Cryst. Growth Des., 2009, 9, 4497-4503.

I. Ling, Y. Alias, M. Makha, C. L. Raston, ʺWater solublisation of single-walled carbon nanotubes using p-sulfonatocalix[4]areneʺ, New J. Chem., 2009, 33, 1583-1587.

Y. Alias, I. Ling and K. Kumutha, ʺStructural and electrochemical characteristics of 49% PMMA grafted polyisoprene-LiCF3SO3-PC based polymer electrolytesʺ, Ionics, 2005, 11(5-6), 414-417.

  • supramolecular chemistry (self-assembly)
  • crystallography & crystal engineering

Books

Das, V. K.; Woi, P. M.; Ling, I.; Zahid, N. I. M.; Seenivasagam, S., Dedicated to Chemistry-Captivating Lindau. Academy of Sciences Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014

Book chapters

Sulfonato- and Phosphonatocalixarenes in Self-Assembly, Discrete Molecular Assemblies (Volume), Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Elsevier

  1. Tan Sri Datuk Ong Kee Hui Postgraduate Chemistry Medal
  2. UM Excellence Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Category of PhD Completion Less Than 3 Years
  3. Silver Medal - UMEXPO 2009
  4. Technical Excellence Award (TGBA C90 Cu Low K Glob Material Development)
  5.  66th Young Researchers - Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry, 2013)
  • Visitor - College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Visiting Post-doctoral - Monash Ionic Liquids Group, Monash University, Australia
  • Honorary Visiting Scholar - Flinders Center for NanoScale Science and Technology, Flinders University, Australia  
  • Honorary Visiting Post-doctoral - Center for Strategic Nano-fabrication, The University of Western Australia, Australia 
  • Member of Materials Research Society, Singapore