Michael W P Petryk

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Polarization modulation-infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) was employed to analyze two unique samples: (1) an industrially prepared alkoxysilane-pretreated aluminum alloy (AA6111) in the absence and presence of a ~600-nm-thick lubricant coating and (2) a chemical warfare agent simulant, triethyl phosphate (TEP), on glass. For the(More)
The electrochemical detection of chemical warfare agent (CWA) mimics was explored using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on indium tin oxide (ITO) surfaces in connection with ferrocene-amino acid conjugates. Various ferrocene-amino acid conjugates were synthesized and utilized as the recognition layer for the detection of CWA mimics. The(More)
Polarization modulation-infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) was employed to detect the chemical warfare agent (CWA) simulant triethyl phosphate (TEP) on gold, as well as on US military paint, i.e., chemical agent resistant coating (CARC). The targeted CWAs (G and V-series nerve agents) are characterized by phosphoric group vibrations(More)
The vapor phase CH stretching vibrational overtone spectra of tert-butylbenzene and tert-butyl chloride are measured in the Delta upsilon(CH) = 2-7 region, while the spectrum of tert-butyl iodide is recorded in the Delta upsilon(CH) = 2-6 region. The overtone spectrum of tert-butylbenzene is too complex to make detailed spectral assignments. Local mode(More)
A recognition layer formed by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) covalently modified with a ferrocene-lysine conjugate deposited on the indium tin oxide (ITO) was investigated as a sensor for chemical warfare agent (CWA) mimics. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements showed that upon addition of CWA mimic dramatic changes occurred in the(More)
The electrochemistry of gas-generated naked Ag nanoparticles deposited on indium-tin oxide covered glass plates is compared to bulk polycrystalline Ag. The nano-specific electrochemistry has been identified and includes the preferential formation of beta-oxides. In 100 mM KOH supporting electrolyte, disruption of beta-oxide formation is exploited to test(More)
Neopentane and TMS are used as model M(CH(3))(4) systems to investigate intramolecular interactions. The nonbonded site-site potential between two proximal hydrogen atoms on different methyl groups, V(nb)(d(HH)), is not Lennard-Jones- or Morse-like but is found to be pseudolinear in hydrogen-hydrogen internuclear separation, d(HH), for both neopentane and(More)
Local mode frequencies, omega, and anharmonicities, omegax, are obtained from the delta upsilon(CH) = 2-7 spectral regions of 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene (COT) and 1,1,1-trichloroethane. In 1,1,1-trichloroethane omega and omega x are used in conjunction with ab initio potential energy surfaces to calculate local mode anharmonicity-torsion coupling terms,(More)
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