Selected Publications

Chemical Hazards - Contaminants in the Environment

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chemical Hazards - Forensic Chemistry

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.
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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.

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.

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.

Climate Variability, Product Profiling, and Changes in Secondary Metabolite Chemistry

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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