Publications

2018

S. E. Hancock, R. Ailuri, D. L. Marshall, S. H.J. Brown, J. T. Saville, V. R. Narreddula, N. R. Boase, B. L.J. Poad, A. J. Trevitt, M. D.P. Willcox, M. J. Kelso, T. W. Mitchell, and S. J. Blanksby, Mass spectrometry-directed structure elucidation and total synthesis of ultra-long chain (O-acyl)-ω-hydroxy fatty acids J. Lipid Res. First Published on June 15, 2018, doi:10.1194/jlr.M086702 link

P. E. Williams,D. L. Marshall, B. L. J. Poad, V. R. Narreddula, B. B. Kirk, A. J. Trevitt, S. J. Blanksby, Comparing Positively and Negatively Charged Distonic Radical Ions in Phenylperoxyl Forming Reactions, J. Am. Mass Spec. Soc. 29 (9) 1848–1860 (2018).
DOI: 10.1007/s13361-018-1988-9 link

J. P. Bezzina, M. B. Prendergast, S. J. Blanksby, and A. J. Trevitt, Gas-phase Oxidation of the Protonated Uracil-5-yl Radical Cation , J. Phys. Chem. A, 122, 890-896 (2018). link

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2017

C. C. Bright, M. B. Prendergast, P. D. Kelly, J. P. Bezzina, S. J. Blanksby, G. da Silva, and A. J. Trevitt, Highly efficient gas-phase reactivity of protonated pyridine radicals with propene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 31072-31084 (2017). link

This article is part of the themed collection: 2017 PCCP HOT Articles

M. Steglich, V. B. F. Custodis, A. J. Trevitt, G. da Silva, A. Bodi, P. Hemberger, Photoelectron Spectrum and Energetics of the meta-Xylylene Diradical, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Communication) 139, 14348-14351 (2017). link

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S. R. Ellis, H. T. Pham, M. in het Panhuis, A. J. Trevitt, T. W. Mitchell, S. J. Blanksby, Radical Generation from the Gas-Phase Activation of Ionized Lipid Ozonides, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 28, 1345-1358 (2017). DOI:10.1007/s13361-017-1649-4

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2016

B. Vaughn, Phillip J. Tracey and A. J. Trevitt, Drop-on-demand microdroplet generation: a very stable platform for single-droplet experimentation, RSC Advances, 6, 60215-60222 (2016).

 

B. L. J. Poad, N. D. Reed, C. S. Hansen, A. J. Trevitt, S. J. Blanksby, E. G. Mackay, M. S. Sherburn, B. Chan and L. Radom, Preparation of an ion with the Highest Known Proton Affinity: Ortho-Diethynylbenzene dianion, Chem. Sci. 7, 6245-6250 (2016).

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N. J. A. Coughlan, M. S. Scholz, C. S. Hansen, A. J. Trevitt, B. D. Adamson, E. J. Bieske, Photo and Collision Induced Isomerization of a Cyclic Retinal Derivative: An Ion Mobility Study, J. Am. Mass Spec. Soc. 9, 1483-1490 (2016).

 

 

M. B. Prendergast, B. B. Kirk, J. D. Savee, D. L. Osborn, C. A Taatjes, K Masters, S. Blanksby, G. da Silva and A. J. Trevitt, Formation and Stability of Gas-phase o-Benzoquinone from Oxidation of o-Hydroxyphenyl: A Combined Neutral and Distonic Radical Study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 4320-4332. (2016)

DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02953H

 

A. J. Trevitt and F. Goulay, Insights into gas-phase reaction mechanisms of small carbon radicals using isomer-resolved product detection (Perspective), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18,5867-5882 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06389B

 

2015

P. Hemberger, G. da Silva, A. J. Trevitt, T. Gerber, A. Bodi, Are the Three Hydroxyphenyl Radical Isomers Created Equal? – The Role of the Phenoxy Radical, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 30076-30083 (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C5CP05346C

 

C. Simpson, T. M. Clarke,  R. W. MacQueen, Y. Y. Cheng, A. J. Trevitt, A. J. Mozer, P. Wagner, T. W. Schmidt, A. Nattestad,   An Intermediate Band Dye-sensitised Solar Cell Using Triplet-Triplet Annihilation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 24826-24830 (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C5CP04825G

 

H. T. Pham, M. B. Prendergast, C. W. Dunstan, A. J. Trevitt, T. W. Mitchell, R. R. Julian, S. J. Blanksby,  Dissociation of proton-bound complexes reveals geometry and arrangement of double bonds in unsaturated lipids. Int. J. Mass. Spectrom. 2015 doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2015.07.006

 

B. B. Kirk, J. D. Savee, A. J. Trevitt, D. L. Osborn, K. R. Wilson,  Molecular weight growth in Titan’s atmosphere: branching pathways for the reaction of 1-propynyl radical (H3CC≡C•) with small alkenes and alkynes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 17, 20754-20764 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02589C

 

C. S. Hansen, S. J. Blanksby, A. J. Trevitt, Ultraviolet photodissociation action spectroscopy of gas-phase protonated quinoline and isoquinoline cations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 25882-25890 (2015),

DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02035B

 

C. S. Hansen, S. J. Blanksby, N. Chalyavi, E. J. Bieske, J. R. Reimers and A. J. Trevitt, Ultraviolet photodissociation action spectroscopy of the N-pyridinium cation, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 014301 (2015),

DOI:10.1063/1.4904267

 

2014

S. So, B. B. Kirk, A. J. Trevitt, U. Wille, S. J. Blanksby and G. da Silva. Unimolecular reaction chemistry of a charge-tagged beta-hydroxyperoxyl radical, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 24954 (2014)

DOI: 10.1039/C4CP02981J

 

P. Hemberger, A. J. Trevitt, T. Gerber, E. Ross, and G. da Silva, Isomer-Specific Product Detection of Gas-Phase Xylyl Radical Rearrangement and Decomposition using VUV Synchrotron Photoionization, J. Phys. Chem. A, 118, 3593 (2014) DOI: 10.1021/jp501117n

         

 

P. J. Tracey, B. S. Vaughn, B. J. Roberts, B. L. J. Poad, A. J. Trevitt*, Rapid profiling of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets using mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 2895 (2014) DOI: 10.1021/ac403976q

 

D. L. Marshall, C. S. Hansen, A. J. Trevitt, H. B. Oh, S. J. Blanksby, Photodissociation of TEMPO-modified peptides: New approaches to radical-directed dissociation of biomolecules, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 4871, (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54825B

 

2013

M. B. Prendergast, P. A. Cooper, B. B. Kirk, G. da Silva, S. J. Blanksby and A. J. Trevitt*, Hydroxyl Radical Formation in the Gas Phase Oxidation of Distonic 2-Methylphenyl Radical Cations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 20577 (2013), DOI:10.1039/C3CP53690D

 

J. F. Lockyear, O. Welz, J. D. Savee, F. Goulay, A. J. Trevitt, C. A. Taatjes, D. L. Osborn, and S. R. Leone*, Isomer Specific Product Detection in the Reaction of CH with Acrolein, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 11013 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/jp407428v

 

C. S. Hansen, B. B. Kirk, S. J. Blanksby, A. J. Trevitt*, Ultraviolet Photodissociation of the N-methylpyridinium Ion: Action Spectroscopy and Product Characterization, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 10839 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/jp4075515

 

P. Hemberger*, A. J. Trevitt*, E. Ross, G. da Silva*, Direct Observation of para-Xylylene as the Decomposition Product of the meta-Xylyl Radical Using VUV Synchrotron Radiation, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 2546 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/jz401207z

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A. J. Trevitt*, M. B. Prendergast, F. Goulay, J. D. Savee, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes and S. R. Leone, Product Branching Fractions of the CH + Propene Reaction from Synchrotron Photoionization Mass Spectrometry, J. Phys. Chem. A. 117, 6450 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/jp404965k

 

B. L. J. Poad*, B. B. Kirk, P. I. Hettiarachchi, A. J. Trevitt, S. J. Blanksby, T. Clark. Direct Observation of a Persistent Carbonyloxyl Radical in the Gas Phase, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 9301 (2013)

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201304316

 

B. B. Kirk, A. J. Trevitt, B. L. J. Poad, S. J. Blanksby*, Characterisation of the ionic products arising from electron photodetachment of simple dicarboxylate dianions, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 351, 81 (2013)

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2013.06.008

 

A. T. Maccarone, B. B. Kirk, C. S. Hansen, T. M. Griffiths, S. Olsen, A. J. Trevitt*, S. J. Blanksby*, Direct Observation of Photodissociation Products from Phenylperoxyl Radicals Isolated in the Gas Phase, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 135, 9010 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/ja402610s

 

C. S. Hansen, B. B. Kirk, S. J. Blanksby, R. A. J. O’Hair and A. J. Trevitt*, UV Photodissociation Action Spectroscopy of Haloanilinium Ions in a Linear Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom, 24, 932 (2013)

 

F. Goulay*,  A. Derakhshan,  E. Maher,  A. J. Trevitt,  J. D. Savee,  A. M. Scheer,  D. L. Osborn and C. A. Taatjes, Formation of dimethylketene and methacrolein by reaction of the CH radical with acetone, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 4049 (2013)

 

H. T. Pham, A. J. Trevitt, T. W. Mitchell and S. J. Blanksby*, Rapid differentiation of isomeric lipids by photodissociation mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives, Rapid. Comm. Mass. Spec., 27, 805 (2013)

 

B. B. Kirk, A. J. Trevitt, S. J. Blanksby*, Does Addition of NO2 to Carbon-Centered Radicals Yield

RONO or RNO2? An Investigation Using Distonic Radical Ions J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 24, 481 (2013)

 

B. B. Kirk, A. J. Trevitt*, S. J. Blanksby, Y. Tao, B. N. Moore and R. R. Julian*. Ultraviolet Action Spectroscopy of Iodine Labeled Peptides and Proteins in the Gas Phase, J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 1228 (2013). 10.1021/jp305470j

 

2012

B. B. Kirk, D. G. Harman, H. I. Kenttämaa, A. J. Trevitt and S. J. Blanksby*, Isolation and characterization of charge-tagged phenylperoxyl radicals in the gas phase: direct evidence for products and pathways in low temperature benzene oxidation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 16719 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2CP43507A

 

B. S. Vaughn, P. J. Tracey, A. J. Trevitt*, Laser-initiated iodine radical chemistry in single microdroplets, Chem. Phys. Lett. 551, 134 (2012) 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.09.004

 

B. Chan, A. J. Trevitt, S. J. Blanksby and L. Radom*, Comment on the Ionization Energy of B2F4, J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 9214 (2012). 10.1021/jp306150u

H. T. Pham, T. Ly, A. J. Trevitt, T. W. Mitchell and S. J. Blanksby*, Differentiation of complex lipid isomers by radical-directed dissociation mass spectrometry, Anal. Chem., 84, 7525 (2012). 10.1021/ac301652a

 

A. J. Trevitt, J. R. Reimers, R. J. Clarke and J. I. Vandenberg, BIOPHYSCHEM2011: A Joint Meeting of the Australian Society for Biophysics and the RACI Physical Chemistry Division, Aust. J. Chem, 65, 439 (2012)

G. da Silva, B. B. Kirk, C. Lloyd, A. J. Trevitt and S. J. Blanksby. Concerted HO2 Elimination from Alpha-Aminoalkylperoxyl Free Radicals: Experimental and Theoretical Evidence from the Gas-Phase NH2•CHCO2 + O2 Reaction J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 805 (2012) 10.1021/jz300118k

                                     

 

F. Goulay, A. J. Trevitt, J. D. Savee, J. Bouwman, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes, K. R. Wilson and S. R. Leone. Product detection of the CH radical reaction with acetaldehyde. J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 6091 (2012) 10.1021/jp2113126

                                       

 

A. K. Y. Lam, C. Li, G. Khairallah, B. B. Kirk, S. J. Blanksby, A. J Trevitt, U. Wille, R. A. J. O’Hair, G. da Silva, Gas-phase reactions of aryl radicals with 2-butyne: An experimental and theoretical investigation employing the N-methyl-pyridinium-4-yl radical cation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 2417 (2012)

                                       

 

2011

A. J. Trevitt*, S. Soorkia, J. D. Savee, T. S. Selby, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes and S. R. Leone. Branching fractions of the CN + C3H6 reaction using synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry: Evidence for the 3-cyanopropene product. J. Phys. Chem. A. 115, 13467 (2011) 10.1021/jp208496r

 

G. da Silva, A. J. Trevitt, M. Steinbauer and P. Hemberger. Pyrolysis of Fulvenallene (C7H6) and Fulvenallenyl (C7H5): Theoretical Kinetics and Experimental Product Detection. Chem. Phys. Lett. 517, 144 (2011)

                                                      

 

T. Ly, B. B. Kirk, P. I. Hettiarachchi, B. L. J. Poad, A. J. Trevitt, G. da Silva, S. J. Blanksby. Reactions of Simple and Peptidic alpha-Carboxylate Radical Anions with Dioxygen in the Gas Phase, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 16314 (2011)

 

G. da Silva and A. J. Trevitt. Chemically Activated Reactions on the C7H5 Energy Surface: Propargyl + Diacetylene, i-C5H3 + Acetylene, and n-C5H3 + Acetylene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13, 8940, (2011).

 

 

2010

S. Soorkia, C. A. Taatjes, D. L. Osborn, T. M. Selby, A. J. Trevitt, K. R. Wilson and S. R. Leone, Direct detection of pyridine formation by the reaction of CH (CD) with pyrrole: a ring expansion reaction, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 8750, (2010).

A. J. Trevitt, F. Goulay, C. A. Taatjes, D. L. Osborn and S. R. Leone, Reactions of the CN Radical with Benzene and Toluene: Product Detection and Low-Temperature Kinetics, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 1749,  (2010). 10.1021/jp909633a

C. A. Taatjes, D. L. Osborn, T. M. Selby, G. Meloni, A. J. Trevitt, E. Epifanivskii, A. I. Krylov, B. Sirjean, E. Dames and H. Wang, Products of the Benzene + O(3P) Reaction, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 3355, (2010). 10.1021/jp9114145

S. Soorkia, A. J. Trevitt, T. M. Selby, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes, K. R. Wilson and S. R. Leone, Reaction of the C2H radical with 1-butyne (C4H6): Low Temperature Kinetics and Isomer-Specific Product Detection, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 3340, (2010).

2009

A. J. Trevitt, P. J. Wearne and E. J. Bieske, Coalescence of levitated polystyrene microspheres, Journal of Aerosol Science 40 (5), 431-438 (2009).

A. J. Trevitt, F. Goulay, G. Meloni, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes and S. R. Leone, Isomer-specific product detection of CN radical reactions with ethene and propene by tunable VUV photoionization mass spectrometry, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 280 (1-3), 113-118 (2009).

F. Goulay, A. J. Trevitt, G. Meloni, T. M. Selby, D. L. Osborn, C. A. Taatjes, L. Vereecken and S. R. Leone, Cyclic Versus Linear Isomers Produced by Reaction of the Methylidyne Radical (CH) with Small Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 993 (2009). 10.1021/ja804200v

pre-2008

C. A. Taatjes, G. Meloni, T. M. Selby, A. J. Trevitt, D. L. Osborn, C. J. Percival and D. E. Shallcross, Direct observation of the gas-phase Criegee intermediate (CH2OO), Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (36), 11883-11885 (2008).

A. J. Trevitt, P. J. Wearne and E. J. Bieske, Calibration of a quadrupole ion trap for particle mass spectrometry, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 262 (3), 241-246 (2007).

A. J. Trevitt, P. J. Wearne, E. J. Bieske and M. D. Schuder, Observation of nondegenerate cavity modes for a distorted polystyrene microsphere, Optics Letters 31 (14), 2211-2213 (2006).

    also appeared in: The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Physics 1 (8) (2006).

D. E. Otten, A. J. Trevitt, B. D. Nichols, G. F. Metha and M. A. Buntine, Infrared laser desorption of hydroquinone from a water-ethanol liquid beam, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 107 (32), 6130-6135 (2003).

BOOK CHAPTER:

Morphology-Dependent Resonance Emission from Individual Micron-Sized Particles“,

  1. T.A. Smith, A. J. Trevitt, P. J. Wearne, E. J. Bieske, L. J. McKimmie, D. K. Bird, in Fluorescence of Supermolecules, Polymers, and Nanosystems: Springer Series on Fluorescence, Vol. 4, M.N. Berberan- Santos (Ed.) 2008.