April R Corpuz

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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) has been used for lipid analysis; however, one of the drawbacks of this technique is matrix interference peaks at low masses. Metal oxide surfaces are described here for direct, matrix-free analysis of small (MW < 1000 Da) lipid compounds, without interferences in the resulting spectra(More)
The selective reaction of one part of a bifunctional molecule is a fundamental challenge in heterogeneous catalysis and for many processes including the conversion of biomass-derived intermediates. Selective hydrogenation of unsaturated epoxides to saturated epoxides is particularly difficult given the reactivity of the strained epoxide ring, and(More)
Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) was used to examine the effect of thermal treatment of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) produced from various thiols (1-hexanethiol, 1-decanethiol, 1-octadecanethiol, 1,6-hexanedithiol, 1,10-decanedithiol, 1,2-benzenedithiol) on a 5 wt % Pt/Al2O3 catalyst. Catalysts were characterized(More)
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