Jared M Clark

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promoting the development and application of sampling methods for the semicontinuous determination of fine particulate matter (PM2.5, particles with an aerodynamic diameter <2.5 microm) mass and chemical composition. Data obtained with these methods will significantly improve the understanding of the primary(More)
Herein we report an extensive ab initio study on the existence of eight beta-hydroxy isoprene peroxy radical-water complexes. Binding energies calculated at the MP2(full)/6-311++G(2d,2p)//CCSD(T)/6-311++G(d,p) level of theory range between 3.85 and 5.66 kcal mol(-1). The results of natural bond orbital calculations are presented to help rationalize complex(More)
We demonstrate a synthetic route toward the production of propene directly from poly(β-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), the most common of a wide range of high-molecular-mass microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates. Propene, a major commercial hydrocarbon, was obtained from the depolymerization of PHB and subsequent decarboxylation of the crotonic acid monomer in good(More)
Rate coefficients k for the OH+Cl(2)O reaction are measured as a function of temperature (230-370 K) and pressure by using pulsed laser photolysis to produce OH radicals and laser-induced fluorescence to monitor their loss under pseudo-first-order conditions in OH. The reaction rate coefficient is found to be independent of pressure, within the precision of(More)
The existence of a series of organic peroxy radical-water complexes [CH3O2.H2O (methyl peroxy); CH3CH2O2.H2O (ethyl peroxy); CH3C(O)O2.H2O (acetyl peroxy); CH3C(O)CH2O2.H2O (acetonyl peroxy); CH2(OH)O2.H2O (hydroxyl methyl peroxy); CH2(OH)CH2O2.H2O (2-hydroxy ethyl peroxy); CH2(F)O2.H2O (fluoro methyl peroxy); CH2(F)CH2O2.H2O (2-fluoro ethyl peroxy)] is(More)
The formation of sulfuric acid (H(2)SO(4)), nitric acid (HNO(3)), acetic acid (CH(3)C(O)OH), and formic acid (HC(O))H) complexes with ammonia (NH(3)), amidogen radical (NH(2)), and imidogen radical (NH) was studied using natural bond orbital calculations. The equilibrium structures, binding energies, and harmonic frequencies were calculated for each(More)
The bimolecular thermal reactions of carboxylic acids were studied using quantum mechanical molecular modeling. Previous work1 investigated the unimolecular decomposition of a variety of organic acids, including saturated, α,β-unsaturated, and β,γ-unsaturated acids, and showed that the type and position of the unsaturation resulted in unique branching(More)
Quantum mechanical molecular modeling is used [M06-2X/6-311++G(2df,p)] to compare activation energies and rate constants for unimolecular decomposition pathways of saturated and unsaturated carboxylic acids that are important in the production of biofuels and that are models for plant and algae-derived intermediates. Dehydration and decarboxylation(More)
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