Keith Johnson

Adjunct Professor

Research interests
Inorganic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Electrochemistry.

E-mail Keith Johnson

Professional qualifications:

BSc, PhD, DSc (London), ARCS, DIC, Postdoctoral Studies (Illinois).


Chemistry of ionic liquids, in particular their acid/base behavior, transport properties and relation to classical molten salts and molecular liquids. Green chemistry with emphasis on biomass conversion processes.

Recent publications:

G.W. Driver and K.E. Johnson, Interpretation of fusion and vaporisation entropies for various classes of substances, with a focus on salts. , J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 70, 207 (2014).

K. E. Johnson R. M. Pagni, Liquid Salts for Reactions, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 1-35 (2012)

L. M. Mihichuk, G. W. Driver and K. E. Johnson, Bronsted Acidity and the Medium: Fundamentals with a Focus on Ionic Liquids, Chem. Phys. Chem.12, 1622-1632 (2011)

K. E. Johnson and G. W.Driver, Protons: Affinity and Reduction in Ionic Liquids, ECS Transactions 25, 33-40 (2010)

K. E. Johnson, Liquid Electrolytes, Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids: Never the Twain, Editors M. Gaune-Escard and K.R.Seddon. p.181-191 (2010)

G. W. Driver and K. E. Johnson, Experiments with Ionic Liquids, Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Ed. H.W. Roesky and D. K. Kennepohl, Wiley-VCH, 118 - 127 (2009)

G. W. Driver and K. E. Johnson, From Molecules to Ions - Where do Modern Ionic Liquids Belong? ECS Transactions 16, 19-31 (2008)

P. Murugan, N. Mahinpey, K. E. Johnson and M. Wilson, Kinetics of the pyrolysis of lignin using thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry methods, Energy and Fuels, 22, 2720-2724 (2008)

D. F. Wassell, K. E. Johnson and L. M. Mihichuk, Hydrides in Liquid Chloroaluminates, J.Phys. Chem. B., 111, 13578-13582 (2007)

K. E. Johnson, R. M. Pagni, and J. Bartmess, Bronsted Acids in Ionic Liquids: Fundamentals, Organic Reactions and Comparisons, Monatshefte fur Chemie., 138, 1077-1101 (2007)

K. E. Johnson, What's an Ionic Liquid?, Interface., 16, 38-41 (2007)

R.G.Treble, K. E. Johnson and E. Tosh, The volatilities and conductivities of ionic liquids - GC-MS methodology and preliminary studies of acetic acid - base systems, Can. J. Chem., 84, 915-924 (2006)