• 858 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
19862007
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Research Output 1986 2007

  • 858 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article
2007

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbiphenyl-4,4′-dicarbonitrile

Britton, D. & Desilva, S., 1 Dec 2007, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 63, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitriles
Torsional stress
Hydrogen bonds
Atoms
rings
2006
53 Citations (Scopus)

A coumarin based fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer cation sensor

Kulatilleke, C. P., Desilva, S. & Eliav, Y., 11 Sep 2006, In : Polyhedron. 25, 13, p. 2593-2596 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metal ions
Cations
metal ions
electron transfer
Positive ions
2005
38 Citations (Scopus)

A fluorescent "off-on-off" proton switch derived from natural products and further studies of first-generation fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) systems

De Silva, S. A., Loo, K. C., Amorelli, B., Pathirana, S. L., Nyakirang'ani, M., Dharmasena, M., Demarais, S., Dorcley, B., Pullay, P. & Salih, Y. A., 21 Jul 2005, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry. 15, 27-28, p. 2791-2795 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biological Products
Protons
Chromophores
Switches
Electrons
2004
6 Citations (Scopus)

A computational study of a fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensor for cations

Desilva, S., Kasner, M., Whitener, M. & Pathirana, S. L., 5 Dec 2004, In : International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 100, 5, p. 753-757 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase structure
Cations
electron transfer
cations
X rays
2002
79 Citations (Scopus)

A fluorescent 'off-on-off' proton switch with 'enable-disable' sodium ion switch

Desilva, S., Amorelli, B., Isidor, D. C. & Pena, Y. E., 27 Jun 2002, In : Chemical Communications. 13, p. 1360-1361 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protons
Sodium
Fluorescence
Switches
Ions
1999

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-Octahydroanthracene-9,10-dicarbonitrile at 172, 216, 256, and 297 K

Britton, D., Desilva, S. & Gassman, P. G., 1 Jan 1999, In : Journal of Chemical Crystallography. 29, 8, p. 949-953 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trucks
disorders
Molecules
rings
symmetry
1998
6 Citations (Scopus)

(9-Anthrylmethyl)bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-amine

Desilva, S., Whitener, M., Baron, D. E., Zavaleta, A., Isidor, E. V. & Allam, O., 15 Aug 1998, In : Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications. 54, 8, p. 1117-1119 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dimers
Amines
Bone
Bone and Bones
Molecules
1997
165 Citations (Scopus)

A fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer sensor for cations with an off-on-off proton switch

Desilva, S., Zavaleta, A., Baron, D. E., Allam, O., Isidor, E. V., Kashimura, N. & Percarpio, J. M., 31 Mar 1997, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 38, 13, p. 2237-2240 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cations
Protons
Fluorescence
Switches
Electrons
1992
98 Citations (Scopus)

Luminescence and charge transfer. Part 2. Aminomethyl anthracene derivatives as fluorescent PET (Photoinduced Electron Transfer) sensors for protons

Bissell, R. A., Calle, E., De Silva, A. P., Desilva, S., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Habib-Jiwan, J. L., Peiris, S. L. A., Rupasinghe, R. A. D. D., Samarasinghe, T. K. S. D., Sandanayake, K. R. A. S. & Soumillion, J. P., 1 Dec 1992, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2. 9, p. 1559-1564 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protons
Charge transfer
Luminescence
Derivatives
Electrons
1991
35 Citations (Scopus)

Use of Sterically Hindered Sensitizers for Improved Photoinduced Electron-Transfer Reactions

Gassman, P. G. & De Silva, S. A., 1 Dec 1991, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 113, 26, p. 9870-9872 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrons
1989
44 Citations (Scopus)

Compartmental fluorescent pH indicators with nearly complete predictability of indicator parameters; molecular engineering of pH sensors

De Silva, A. P., Desilva, S., Dissanayake, A. S. & Sandanayake, K. R. A. S., 1 Jan 1989, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 15, p. 1054-1056 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benzoic Acid
Fluorescence
126 Citations (Scopus)

Photo-induced electron transfer as a general design logic for fluorescent molecular sensors for cations

Bryan, A. J., de Silva, A. P., Desilva, S., Rupasinghe, R. A. D. D. & Sandanayake, K. R. A. S., 1 Jan 1989, In : Biosensors. 4, 3, p. 169-179 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Logic design
Biosensing Techniques
Cations
Fluorescence
Positive ions
1986
208 Citations (Scopus)
Alkali Metals
Crown Ethers
Methanol
Potassium
Fluorescence