Publications

Optimizing targeted/untargeted metabolomics by automating gaschromatography/mass spectrometry (GC–GC/MS and GC/MS) workflows, Albert Robbat Jr., Nicole Kfoury, Eugene Baydakov, Yuriy Gankin, Journal of Chromatography A http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2017.05.017

Errors in alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and sulfur heterocycle concentrations caused by currently employed standardized methods, Nicholas M. Wilton, Stephen A. Wise, Albert Robbat Jr., Analytica Chimica Acta
http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.017

A Biosurfactant/Polystyrene Polymer Partition System for Remediating Coal Tar-Contaminated Sediment, Nicholas M. Wilton, Christian D. Zeigler, Riccardo Leardi & Albert Robbat Jr. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15320383.2016.1190955

Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Tea (Camellia sinensis) Functional Quality Validate Indigenous Farmer Knowledge and Sensory Preferences in Tropical China, S. Ahmed, J.R. Stepp, C. Orians, T. Griffin, C. Matyas, A. Robbat, S. Cash, D. Xue, C. Long, U. Unachukwu, S. Buckley, D. Small, E. Kennelly, PlosOne, Volume 9, Issue 10, page 1-13, October 2014.

Two-dimensional gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, physical property modeling and automated production of component maps to assess the weathering of pollutants, P.M. Antle, C.D. Zeigler, D.G. Livitz, A. Robbat, Jr. J Chrom A 1364, 223–233, 2014.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2014.08.033

Retention Behavior of Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles on Immobilized Ionic Liquid Stationary Phases, P. M. Antle, C.D. Zeigler, and A. Robbat, Jr., J Chrom A 1361, 255-264, 2014.
http://dx.dpi.org/10.1016.jchoma.2014.08.010

Effects of Water Availability and Pest Pressures on Tea (Camellia sinensis) Growth and Functional Quality, S. Ahmed, C.M. Orians, T.S. Griffin, S. Buckley, U. Unachukwu, A.E. Stratton, J.R. Stepp, A. Robbat Jr., S. Cash, and E.J. Kennelly, http://aobpla.oxfordjournals.org/content/6/plt054.full.pdf

A New Spectral Deconvolution – Selected Ion Monitoring Method for the Analysis of Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Complex Mixtures, A. Robbat Jr. and N.M. Wilton, Talanta 125, 114–124, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2014.02.068

New Spectral Deconvolution Algorithms for the Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Sulfur Heterocycles by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometery, P.M. Antle, C.D. Zeigler, Y. Gankin, and A. Robbat, Jr., Analytical Chemistry, 85, 10369-10376, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac402336j
[See also: Supporting Info]

A more accurate analysis of alkylated PAH and PASH and its implications in environmental forensics, P.M. Antle, C.D. Zeigler, N.M. Wilton and A. Robbat, Jr., Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 94 (4), 332-347, 2014.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2013.840886

Mass Spectra and Retention Indexes for Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles and Some Alkylated Analogs, C. Zeigler, M. Schantz, S. Wise, A. Robbat, Jr., Polycyclic Aromatic Carbons, June 2012.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10406638.2011.651679

Comprehensive Profiling of Coal Tar and Crude Oil to Obtain Mass Spectra and Retention Indices for Alkylated PAH Shows Why Current Methods Err, C. Zeigler and A. Robbat, Jr., Environ. Sci. Technol., March 2012.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es2030824

Toward the Accurate Analysis of C1 to C4 Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles, C. Zeigler, N. Wilton, A. Robbat, Jr., Analytical Chemistry, January 2012.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es2030824

Using Automated Sequential Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry to Produce a Library of Essential Oil Compounds and Track their Presence in Gin Based on Spectral Deconvolution Software, A. Robbat Jr., A. Kowalsick, Flavor, Fragrance, and Odor Analysis, Second Edition, editor Ray Marsili, Chapter 8, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, December 2011.

Tracking Juniper Berry Content in Oils and Distillates by Spectral Deconvolution of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Data, A. Robbat Jr., A. Kowalsick, J. Howell, Journal of Chromatography A, 1218, 5531– 5541, 2011.

Subsurface Detection of Fossil Fuel Pollutants by Photoionization and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, A. Robbat Jr., T. Considine, P. M. Antle, Chemosphere, 80, 1370-1376, 2010.

Rapid Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Less Abundant Compounds in Distilled Spirits by Direct Injection with Ethanol-Water Venting and Mass Spectrometric Data Deconvolution, K. MacNamara, M. Lee, A. Robbat Jr., Journal of Chromatography A, 1217, 136–142, 2010.

Quantitative Identification Of Pesticides As Target Compounds And Unknowns By Spectral Deconvolution Of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Data, A. Robbat, Jr., A. Hoffmann, K. MacNamara, Y. Huang, JOAC International, 91, 1467-1477, 2008.

Total Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Characterization and Quantitative Comparison of Selected Ion Monitoring versus Full Scan Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Based on Spectral Deconvolution, C. Zeigler, K. MacNamara, Z. Wang, and A. Robbat, Jr., Journal of Chromatography 1205, 109-116, 2008.

On-site Profiling and Speciation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at Manufactured Gas Plant Sites by a High Temperature Transfer Line, Membrane Inlet Probe coupled to a Photoionization Detector and Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer, T. Considine and A. Robbat, Jr. Environmental Science & Technology, Environ. Sci. Technol, 42, 1213-1220, 2008.

Use of a Heated Transfer Line-Membrane Interface Probe to Characterize Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at a Manufactured Gas Plant Site, Electric Power Research Institute, Technical Update 1016862, April 2008.

Analysis Of Gin Essential Oil Mixtures By Multidimensional and One-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry With Spectral Deconvolution, K. MacNamara, J. Howell, Y. Huang, and A. Robbat Jr., Journal of Chromatography A 1164 (1-2), 281-290 (2007).

Sediment Quality of Lakes, Rivers, and Estuaries in the Mystic River Basin, Eastern Massachusetts, 2001-2003, R.F. Breault, J. L. Durant, and A. Robbat, Jr. Scientific Investigations Report, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Report 2005-5191.

Production of Zinc Sulfide Pigment from Zinc-containing Wastes, A.E. Gorshteyn and A. Robbat, Jr., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41 (11), 2646-2651, 2005.

Environmental Applications of Thermal Extraction Cone Penetrometry and Ultrafast Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, A. Robbat, Jr., Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology, 5(1-2), 60-68, 2002.

Productivity Enhancing Mass Spectral Data Analysis Software for High Throughput Laboratories: Simultaneous Detection of Volatile and Semivolatile Organics by GC/MS, A. Robbat, Jr., Environmental Testing and Analysis, 9, 15-19, 2001.

Performance-Enhanced Tunable Capillary Microwave Induced Plasma Mass Spectrometer for Gas Chromatography Detection, A. M. Zapata and A. Robbat, Jr., Analytical Chemistry, 72, 3102-3108, 2000.

Rapid In Situ Collection and Analysis of Semivolatile Organics by Thermal Extraction Cone Penetrometry Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, A.E. Gorshteyn and A. Robbat, Jr. Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology 4, 85-92, 2000.

Control of the Ore Enrichment and Zinc Oxide Dissolution Process by Potentiometric Monitoring, A. E. Gorshteyn and A. Robbat, Jr. Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research 39, 2006-2009, 2000.

Accelerated GC/MS Analyses of Samples from Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites, D. Mauro, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr. Electric Petroleum Research Institute, TR-114786, March 2000.

Dynamic Workplans and Field Analytics: Metals Assessment by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy, R. L. Simpson III, C.L. Bock, and A. Robbat, Jr., Remediation 9(4), 65‑78, 1999.

Performance Evaluation of a Gas Chromatograph Coupled to a Capillary Microwave Induced Plasma Mass Spectrometer, A. Zapata, C. Bock, and A. Robbat, Jr. JAAS, 14, 1187, 1999.

Speciation of Subsurface Contaminants by Cone Penetrometry Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, A. Gorshteyn, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr., Environ. Sci. Technol., 1999, 33, 2474‑2480.

Closed Vessel Microwave‑Assisted Acid Extraction Method Performance Using 50% HNO3:HCl (3:2) with Positive Pressure Teflon Membrane Filtration, A. Robbat, Jr. and R.L. Simpson III, Fresenius, 364, 305‑312, 1999.

Fast Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in Support of Risk‑based Decisions, A. Robbat, Jr., S. Smarason, and Y. Gankin, Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology, 3(1) 55‑66, 1999.

Subsurface Detection of Environmental Pollutants, A.Y. Gorshteyn, Z. Kataenko, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr., Instrumentation Science and Technology, 27(2) 111‑12, 1999.

Time Compressed Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Y. Gankin, and A. Robbat, Jr., AT‑Process, 4(1) 56‑62, 1999.

Time-Condensed Analyses by Mass Spectrometry, Y.V. Gankin, A.E. Gorshteyn, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr., Analytical Chemistry, 70, 1655-1663, 1998.

Laser‑Induced Fluorescence and Fast Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with Subsurface Thermal Extraction of Organics: Field Analytical Technologies for Expediting Site Characterization and Cleanup, J.W. Pepper, A.O. Wright, J.E. Kenny, S. Smarason, A. Robbat, Jr., Remediation, 95‑111, 1998.

Fast GC/MS Analysis of Volatile and Semivolatile Organics in the Field, contributed by Y. Gankin, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr., ed. By V. Lopez‑Avila, John Wiley & Sons, Current Protocols in Field Analytical Chemistry, New York, 1998.

Dynamic Work Plans and Field Analytics: The Keys to Cost‑Effective Hazardous Waste Site Investigations, A. Robbat, Jr., S. Smarason, and Y. Gankin, Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology, 2(5) 253‑265, 1998.

Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners Identification, The Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, contributed by Y. Gankin and A. Robbat, Jr. ed. by R.A. Meyers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, NY, July 1998.

Field Determination of VOCs in Soil and Water by Purge‑and‑Trap and Thermal Desorption GC/MS, Current Protocols in Field Analytical Chemistry, contributed by Y.V. Gankin, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr. ed. by V. Lopez‑Avila, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1998, 1B.1.1‑1B.1.12.

Field Determination of SVOCs in Soil by Thermal Desorption GC/MS, Current Protocols in Field Analytical Chemistry, ed. by V. Lopez‑Avila, contributed by .V. Gankin, S. Smarason, and A. Robbat, Jr., John Wiley & Sons, New York, section 2B, pages 3.1‑10, 1998.

Field Analytics, Dynamic Workplans, The Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, contributed by A. Robbat, Jr., ed. by R.A. Meyers, John Wiley & Sons,  Inc. New York, NY, July 1998.

On-site Analysis of Metal Contaminants by ICP-OES, Current Protocols in Field Analytical Chemistry, by R. Simpson and A. Robbat, ed. by V. Lopez-Avila, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1998.

Dynamic Workplans and Field Analytics, Current Protocols in Field Analytical Chemistry, ed. by V. Lopez-Avila, contributed by A. Robbat, Jr., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Electrochemistry of the Copper-Nickel Series of Heteropolymetallic Complexes (µ4-O)(N,N-diethylnicotinamide)4Cu4-x(Ni(H2O))xCl6 with x =0 to 4,  B. Workie, C.E. Dubé, S.P. Kounaves, A. Robbat Jr., M.L. Aksu, G. Davies, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., 10 1739-45, 1997.

Adaptive Sampling and Analysis Programs for Contaminated Soils,  R. Johnson, J. Quinn, L. Durham, G. Williams, and A. Robbat, Jr., Remediation, 2, 81-96, 1997.

Performance-Based Field Methods for Analyses of Substituted Phenols by Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, K. Jiao and A. Robbat, Jr., Journal of Association of Official Analytical Chemistry, 79, 131-142, 1996.

Identification of PCB Congeners by Gas Chromatography Electron Capture Detection Employing a Quantitative Structure-Retention Model, Y.V. Gankin, A.E. Gorshteyn, A. Robbat, Jr., Analytical Chemistry, 67, 2548-2555, 1995.

Electrodeposition of Metal Alloy and Mixed Oxide Films Using a Single-Precusor Tetranuclear  Copper-Nickel Complex, C.E. Dubé, B. Workie, S.P. Kounaves, A. Robbat Jr., M.L. Aksu, G. Davies, J. Electrochemical Society, 142, 3357-65, 1995.

Developments in Field Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds, C. McDonald, M. Erickson, B. Abraham, and A. Robbat, Jr., Environmental Science and Technology, 28, 336A- 343A, 1994.

Hazardous Waste Site Investigation and Cleanup: Innovative Technologies; An Alternative Approach, Robbat, A., Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, 11, 249-251, 1994.

Data Comparison Study Between Field and Laboratory Detection of PCBs and PAHs at Superfund Sites, B.M. Abraham, T-Y Liu, and A. Robbat, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, 19, 461-473, 1993.

Field Detection of Organochlorine Pesticides by Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, A. Robbat, Jr., C. Liu, and T-Y Liu, J. of Chromatography, 625, 277-288, 1992.

On-Site Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soils by Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, A. Robbat, Jr., T-Y Liu, and B.M. Abraham, Analytical Chemistry, 64, 1477-1483, 1992.

Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (Nitro-PAH), A. Robbat, Jr., Atlas of Chromatograms, Journal of Chromatographic Science, 30, 155, 1992.

Electrocatalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Sulfide, H. Alqahtany, P-H Chiang, D. Eng, M. Stoukides, and A. Robbat, Jr., Catalysis Letters, 13, 289-296, 1992.

Evaluation of a Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer: On-site Detection of Polychlorinated Biphenyls at a Hazardous Waste Site, A. Robbat, Jr., T-Y Liu, and B. Abraham, Analytical Chemistry, 64, 358-364, 1992.

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Retention Index and Detection of Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, T-Y Liu, A. Robbat, Jr., Journal of Chromatography, 539, 1-14, 1991.

Prediction of Gas Chromatographic Retention Indexes for Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, A. Robbat, Jr., C. Kalogeropoulos, Analytical Chemistry, 62, 2684-2688 1990.

Effect of Temperature and Organic Modifier on the Isocratic Retention Characteristics of Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on A Reversed-Phase Octadecylsilane Column, A. Robbat, Jr., T-Y Liu, Journal of Chromatography, 513, 117-135, 1990.

A Fast Field Method for the Quantitation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Using a Fieldable GC-MS, A. Robbat, Jr., and G. Xyrafas, In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, 2, 471, 1989.

Prediction of Gas Chromatographic Retention Characteristic of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, A. Robbat, Jr., G. Xyrafas, and D. Marshall, Analytical Chemistry, 60,173-174, 1988.

Evaluation of a Nitrosyl-Specific Gas-Phase Chemiluminescent Detector with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, A. Robbat, Jr., N. Corso, and T-Y Liu, Analytical Chemistry, 60, 173-1748, 1988.

Catalytic and Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methane:  Polarization of Silver Electrodes, S. Seimanides, M. Stoukides, M., and A. Robbat, Jr., American Institute of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series, 83 (245), 40, 1987.

Multivariate Relationships between Gas Chromatographic Retention Index and Molecular Connectivity of Mononitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, A. Robbat, Jr., N. Corso, P.J. Doherty, and D. Marshall, Analytical Chemistry, 58, 2072-2077, 1986.

Gas Chromatographic Chemiluminescent Detection and Evaluation of Predictive Models for Identifying Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Diesel Fuel Particulate Extract, A. Robbat, Jr., N. Corso, P.J. Doherty, and M.H. Wolf, Analytical Chemistry, 58, 2078-2084,1986.

Electroreactivity of [Mo2Fe6S8(SR9)9]3- Double Cubane Cluster Complexes, A. Robbat, Jr., and  D.J. Rutstrom, J. Electroananl. Chem. and Interfacial Electrochem., 200, 193-203, 1986.

Pretreatment and Validation Procedure for Glassy Carbon Voltammetric Indicator Electrode,  A. Robbat, Jr., D.J. Rutstrom, D.C. Thornton, K.T. Corby, D.G. Dube, V.A. Spendel, J. Jordan, M. Gross, and G. Ritzler, Analytical Chemistry, 57, 150-155, 1985.

Relationship Between Gas Chromatographic Retention Indices and Molecular Connectivities of Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, A. Robbat, Jr., P.J. Doherty, R.M. Hoes, and C.M. White, Analytical Chemistry, 56, 1697-2701, 1984.

Organic Titanium In Coal Liquefaction and the Deposition on Direct Liquefaction Catalysts: An Alternate View, A. Robbat, Jr., D.H. Finseth, and R.G. Lett, Fuel, 63, 1709-1715, 1984.

Evaluation of a Thermionic Ionization Detector for Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, A. Robbat, Jr., R.M. Hoes, and C.M. White, Analytical Chemistry, 56, 232-236, 1984.

Gas Chromatographic Retention Characteristics of a Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, A. Robbat, Jr., R. Hoes, and C.M. White, Chromatographia, 17, 605-612, 1983.

Resource Developments in the Analytical Chemistry of Sulfur Compounds for the New Coal Conversion Technologies, J. Jordan, S.J. Ankabrandt, A. Robbat, Jr., and J.D. Stutts, Advances in Chemistry Series, American Chemical Society, Chapter 25, 1981.


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