Katherine M Mullaugh

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This study presents the first detailed concentration profile of trace VOCs in atmospheric waters. Analytes were detected and quantified in 111 unique rain events in Wilmington, NC, USA over a one-year period. Headspace solid phase microextraction was optimized for detection of these compounds at sub-nanomolar levels. Distinct seasonality in both the(More)
BACKGROUND The speciation of dissolved sulfide in the water immediately surrounding deep-ocean hydrothermal vents is critical to chemoautotrophic organisms that are the primary producers of these ecosystems. The objective of this research was to identify the role of Zn and Fe for controlling the speciation of sulfide in the hydrothermal vent fields at the(More)
Measurements of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), pH, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and inorganic anions (chloride, nitrate, and sulfate) in rainwater were conducted on an event basis at a single site in Wilmington, NC for the past decade in a study that included over 600 individual rain events. Annual volume weighted average (VWA) H(2)O(2) concentrations(More)
A significant need exists for in situ sensors that can measure chemical species involved in the major processes of primary production (photosynthesis and chemosynthesis) and respiration. Some key chemical species are O2, nutrients (N and P), micronutrients (metals), pCO2, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), pH, and sulfide. Sensors need to have excellent(More)
With an eye toward the eventual selective modification of noncovalent structures, we used ESI-MS, X-ray crystallography, and NMR spectroscopy to study the anion's influence on the structure and dynamics of self-assembled ion pair receptors formed from guanosine G 1. We compared five complexes of formula (G 1)(16).2Ba(2+).4A(-) containing different organic(More)
Carbohydrates have been widely reported in atmospheric aerosols, but have not previously been quantified in rainwater. We have identified and quantified a series of 11 specific compounds including monosaccharides (glucose, fructose, arabinose, galactose and pinitol), disaccharides (sucrose and trehalose), sugar alcohols (arabitol, dulcitol and mannitol) and(More)
This paper illustrates the use of a kinetically controlled exchange reaction to effect regioselective modification of a hydrogen-bonded assembly. Both the bound anion and cation can control the exchange of ligand into the different layers of a synthetic G-quadruplex.
This study reports the first ethanol concentrations in fresh and estuarine waters and greatly expands the current data set for coastal ocean waters. Concentrations for 153 individual measurements of 11 freshwater sites ranged from 5 to 598 nM. Concentrations obtained for one estuarine transect ranged from 56 to 77 nM and levels in five coastal ocean depth(More)
Hydrogen peroxide acting as a reductant affects the redox potential of rainwater collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Station, the South Island of New Zealand, the contiguous USA, and the primary study site in Wilmington, NC. Analytical measurements of both halves of redox couples for dissolved iron, mercury, and the nitrate-nitrite-ammonium system(More)