This collection showcases research published by Avondale affiliated staff from the School of Science and Mathematics in both print and electronic journals.

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Papers/Journal Articles from 2021

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An Analysis of the Difficulties Associated with Determining that a Reaction in Chemical Equilibrium is Incomplete, Kevin C. de Berg

Papers/Journal Articles from 2020

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Backshore Nourishment of a Beach Degraded by Off-road Vehicles: Ecological Impacts and Benefits, Belinda C. Cooke, Jason K. Morton, Alan Baldry, and Melanie J. Bishop

Papers/Journal Articles from 2018

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A Framework for Understanding Student Nurses' Experience of Chemistry as Part of a Health Science Course, Kerrie Boddey and Kevin C. de Berg

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Development and Evaluation of a Novel Method for Determining Absorbent Composition in Aqueous Ammonia-Based CO2 and SO32– and SO42– Loaded Capture Process Solutions via FT-IR Spectroscopy, Lichun Li, Robert Bennett, William Conway, Hai Yu, Sarah Clifford, Marcel Maeder, and Graeme Puxty

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Shell Shape and Meat Condition in Selectively Bred Sydney Rock Oysters, Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850): The Influence of Grow‐out Methods, Caleb Rankin, Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Jason K. Morton, and Emma Wilkie

Papers/Journal Articles from 2017

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Association of a White-banded Jumping Spider 'Hypoblemum albovittatum' (Salticidae: Araneomorphae: Aranaea) with an Anemone Stinkhorn Fungus 'Aseroe rubra' (Phallaceae: Basidiomycota), Terry J. Annable

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Carbon Capture Powered by Solar Energy, Robert Bennett, Sarah Clifford, Kenrick Anderson, and Graeme Puxty

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The Thermodynamic Formation Constants for Iron(III) Thiocyanate Complexes at Zero Ionic Strength, Kevin C. de Berg, Marcel Maeder, and Sarah Clifford

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Kinetic and Equilibrium Reactions of a New Heterocyclic Aqueous 4-Aminomethyltetrahydropyran (4-AMTHP) Absorbent for Post Combustion Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Processes, Lichun Li, Sarah Clifford, Graeme Puxty, Marcel Maeder, Robert Burns, Hai Yu, and William Conway

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Investigation of Metal Ion Additives on the Suppression of Ammonia Loss and CO2 Absorption Kinetics of Aqueous Ammonia-based CO2 Capture, Lichun Li, William Conway, Robert Burns, Marcel Maeder, Graeme Puxty, Sarah Clifford, and Hai Yu

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The Henry Coefficient of CO2 in the MEA-CO2-H2O System, Lichun Li, Marcel Maeder, Robert Burns, Graeme Puxty, Sarah Clifford, and Hai Yu

Papers/Journal Articles from 2016

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Reactivity of a Phosphaalkyne with Pentaarylboroles, Jonathan H. Barnard, Sam Yruegas, Shannon A. Couchman, David J. Wilson, Jason L. Dutton, and Caleb D. Martin

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Exploration of 3-methylisoquinoline-4-carbonitriles as Protein Kinase A inhibitors of Plasmodium Falciparum, Melissa J. Buskes, Katherine L. Harvey, Boris Prinz, Brendan S. Crabb, Paul R. Gilson, David J. Wilson, and Belinda M. Abbott

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Unravelling the Molecular Origin of the Regiospecificity in Extradiol Catechol Dioxygenases, Gemma J. Christian, Frank Neese, and Shengfa Ye

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Access to the Parent Tetrakis(pyridine)gold(III) Trication, Facile Formation of Rare Au(III) Terminal Hydroxides, and Preliminary Studies of Biological Properties, Robert Corbo, Gemma F. Ryan, Mohammad A. Haghighatbin, Conor F. Hogan, David J. Wilson, Mark D. Hulett, Peter J. Barnard, and Jason L. Dutton

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History and Philosophy of Science Inside Chemistry: Implications for Chemistry Education, Kevin C. de Berg

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A New Approach to the Equilibrium Study of Iron(III) Thiocyanates Which Accounts for the Kinetic Instability of the Complexes Particularly Observable Under High Thiocyanate Concentrations, Kevin C. de Berg, Marcel Maeder, and Sarah Clifford

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Considering the Chemical Energy Requirements of the Tri-n-propylamine Co-Reactant Pathways for the Judicious Design of New Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection Systems, Emily Kerr, Egan H. Doeven, David J. Wilson, Conor F. Hogan, and Paul S. Francis

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Metal Complexes with di(N-heterocyclic carbene) Ligands Bearing a Rigid Ortho-, Meta or Para-phenylene Bridge, Marco Monticelli, Cristina Tubaro, Marco Baron, Marino Basato, Paolo Sgarbossa, Claudia Graiff, Gianluca Accorsi, Thomas P. Pell, David J. Wilson, and Peter J. Barnard

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Heterobimetallic N‑Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: A Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Study, Thomas P. Pell, David J. Wilson, Brian W. Skelton, Jason L. Dutton, and Peter J. Barnard

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Nitriles as Directionally Tolerant Hydrogen Bond Acceptors: IR-UV ion Depletion Spectroscopy of Benzenepropanenitrile and its Hydrate Clusters, Patrick A. Robertson, Isabella A. Lobo, David J. Wilson, and Evan G. Robertson

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Self-Assembled Nanomaterials Based on Beta (β3) Tetrapeptides, Rania S. Seoudi, Mark G. Hinds, David J. Wilson, Christopher G. Adda, Mark Del Borgo, Marie-Isabel Aguilar, Patrick Perimutter, and Adam Mechler

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The Geomorphology of Gnammas (weathering pits) of Northwestern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia: Typology, Influence of Haloclasty and Origins, Brian V. Timms and Caleb Rankin

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Probing the Reactivity of Pentaphenylborole with N–H, O–H, P–H, and S–H Bonds, Sam Yruegas, Kexuan Huang, David J. Wilson, Jason L. Dutton, and Caleb D. Martin

Papers/Journal Articles from 2015

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The Impact of Nursing Students' Prior Chemistry Experience on Academic Performance and Perception of Relevance in a Health Science Course, Kerrie Boddey and Kevin C. de Berg

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Foundations of and Challenges to Electrolyte Chemistry, Kevin C. de Berg

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The Effect of Piperazine (PZ) on CO2 Absorption Kinetics into Aqueous Ammonia Solutions at 25.0 °C, Lichun Li, William Conway, Graeme Puxty, Robert Burns, Sarah Clifford, Marcel Maeder, and Hai Yu

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Potential Small and Large-Scale Effects of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Biological Assemblages of Exposed Sandy Beaches Receiving Low Inputs of Beach-Cast Macroalgae, Jason K. Morton, Ewan Ward, and Kevin C. de Berg

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Singlet Levels of the NV− Centre in Diamond, Lachlan J. Rogers, Marcus W. Doherty, Michael S. Barson, S Onoda, T Ohshima, and Neil B. Manson

Papers/Journal Articles from 2014

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The Dalton Quantum Chemistry Program System, Kestutis Aidas, Celestino Angeli, Keld L. Bak, Vebjorn Bakken, Radovan Bast, Linus Boman, Ove Christiansen, Renzo Cimiraglia, Sonia Coriani, Pal Dahle, Erik K. Dalskov, Ulf Ekstrom, Thomas Enevoldsen, Janus J. Eriksen, Patrick Ettenhuber, Berta Fernandez, Lara Ferrighi, Heike Fliegl, Luca Frediani, Kasper Hald, Alsger Halkier, Christof Hattig, Hanne Heiberg, Trygve Helgaker, Alf Christian Hennum, Hinne Hetema, Eirik Hjertenaes, Stinne Host, Ida-Marie Hoyvik, Maria F. Iozzi, Branislav Jansik, Hans Jorgen A. Jensen, Dan Jonsson, Poul Jorgensen, Joanna Kauczor, Sheela Kirpekar, Thomas Kjaergaard, Wim Klopper, Stefan Knecht, Rika Kobayashi, Henrik Koch, Jacob Kongsted, Andreas Krapp, Kasper Kristensen, Andrea Ligabue, Ola B. Lutnaes, Juan I. Melo, Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Rolf H. Myhre, Christian Neiss, Christian B. Nielsen, Patrick Norman, Jeppe Olsen, Jogvan Magnus H. Olsen, Anders Osted, Martin J. Packer, Filip Pawlowski, Thomas B. Pedersen, Patricio F. Provasi, Simen Reine, Zilvinas Rinkevicius, Torgeir A. Ruden, Kenneth Ruud, Vladimir V. Rybkin, Pawel Salek, Claire Samson, Alfredo Sanchez de Meras, Trond Saue, Stephan Sauer, Bernd Schimmelpfennig, Kristian Sneskov, Arnfinn H. Steindal, Kristian O. Sylvester-Hvid, Peter R. Taylor, Andrew M. Teale, Erik I. Tellgren, David P. Tew, Andreas J. Thorvaldsen, Lea Thogersen, Olav Vahtras, Mark A. Watson, David J. Wilson, Marcin Ziolkowski, and Hans Agren

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Intraocular Sparganosis (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea: Diphyllobothriidae) in the Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis Punctulatus (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae)., Terence J. Annable and Dean C. Metcalfe

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The First Bismuth–NHC Complexes, Antonio Aprile, Robert Corbo, Kel Vin Tan, David J. Wilson, and Jason L. Dutton

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Understanding Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Efficiency in Blue-Shifted Iridium(III)-Complexes: An Experimental and Theoretical Study, Gregory J. Barbante, Egan H. Doeven, Emily Kerr, Timothy U. Connell, Paul S. Donnelly, Jonathan M. White, Thais Lopes, Sarah Laird, David J. Wilson, Peter J. Barnard, Conor F. Hogan, and Paul S. Francis

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The Effect of Disturbance Regime on Darwinia glaucophylla (Myrtaceae) and its Habitat, Carmen Booyens, Anita Chalmers, and Douglas Beckers

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Synthesis of Substituted 4-(1H-indol-6-yl)-1H-indazoles as Potential PDK1 Inhibitors, Martin Brzozowski, Nathan J. O'Brien, David J. Wilson, and Belinda M. Abbott

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Reactions of [PhI(pyridine)2]2+ with Model Pd and Pt II/IV Redox Couples, Robert Corbo, Dayne C. Georgiou, David J. Wilson, and Jason L. Dutton

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Facile Formation of Homoleptic Au(III) Trications via Simultaneous Oxidation and Ligand Delivery from [PhI(pyridine)2]2+, Robert Corbo, Thomas P. Pell, Bradley D. Stringer, Conor F. Hogan, David J. Wilson, Peter J. Barnard, and Jason L. Dutton

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Investigating the Ring Expansion Reaction of Pentaphenylborole and an Azide, Shannon A. Couchman, Trevor K. Thompson, David J. Wilson, Jason L. Dutton, and Caleb D. Martin

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Is the Perfluorinated Trityl Cation Worth a Revisit? A Theoretical Study on the Lewis Acidities and Stabilities of Highly Halogenated Trityl Derivatives, Shannon A. Couchman, David J. Wilson, and Jason L. Dutton

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From Common Sense Concepts to Scientifically Conditioned Concepts of Chemical Bonding: An Historical and Textbook Approach Designed to Address Learning and Teaching Issues at the Secondary School Level, Michael Croft and Kevin C. de Berg

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Eric Scerri: A Tale of 7 Elements, Kevin C. de Berg

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Teaching Chemistry for All Its Worth: The Interaction Between Facts, Ideas, and Language in Lavoisier’s and Priestley’s Chemistry Practice: The Case of the Study of the Composition of Air, Kevin C. de Berg

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The Significance of the Origin of Physical Chemistry for Physical Chemistry Education: The Case of Electrolyte Solution Chemistry, Kevin C. de Berg

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A Computational Study on a Strategy for Isolating a Stable Cyclopentadienyl Cation, Kalon J. Iversen, David J. Wilson, and Jason L. Dutton

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Activation of the C–N Bond of N-heterocyclic Carbenes by Inorganic Elements, Kalon J. Iversen, David J. Wilson, and Jason L. Dutton

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Changes In Rocky Reef Fish Assemblages Throughout An Estuary With a Restricted Inlet, Jason K. Morton and William Gladstone

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Substituted 2-anilino-7H-pyrrolopyrimidines as PDK1 Inhibitors, Nathan J. O'Brien, Martin Brzozowski, David J. Wilson, Leslie W. Deady, and Belinda M. Abbott

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Substituted 3-anilino-quinolin-2(1H)-ones as PDK1 Inhibitors, Nathan J. O'Brien, Martin Brzozowski, David J. Wilson, Leslie W. Deady, and Belinda M. Abbott

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Iridium Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Investigation into the Energetic Requirements for Efficient Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence, Bradley D. Stringer, Linh M. Quan, Peter J. Barnard, David J. Wilson, and Conor F. Hogan

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Solvatochromism in Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives: Experimental and Computational Studies, Rebecca S. Szabadai, Jesse Roth-Barton, Kenneth P. Ghiggino, Jonathan M. White, and David J. Wilson

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Chemiluminescence Detection with Water-Soluble Iridium(III) Complexes Containing a Sulfonatefunctionalised Ancillary Ligand, Josephine Truong, Kara B. Spilstead, Gregory J. Barbante, Egan H. Doeven, David J. Wilson, Neil W. Barnett, Luke C. Henderson, Jarrad M. Altimari, Samantha C. Hockey, Ming Zhou, and Paul S. Francis

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Protonation Constants and Thermodynamic Properties of Amino Acid Salts for CO2 Capture at High Temperatures, Nan Yang, Dong-Yao Xu, Chiao-Chien Wei, Graeme Puxty, Hai Yu, Marcel Maeder, Sarah Norman, and Paul Feron

Papers/Journal Articles from 2013

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Temporal Changes in the Macroinvertebrate Fauna of Two Glacial Lakes, Cootapatamba and Albina, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Brian Timms, Jason K. Morton, and Ken Green

Papers/Journal Articles from 2012

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A Reduced (β-Diketiminato)iron Complex with End-On and Side-On Nitriles: Strong Backbonding or Ligand Non-Innocence?, Ryan Cowley, Gemma J. Christian, William Brennessel, Frank Neese, and Patrick Holland

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A Study of First-Year Chemistry Students' Understanding of Solution Concentration at the Tertiary Level, Kevin C. de Berg

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Using the Origin of Chemical Ideas to Enhance an Understanding of the Chemistry of Air: Issues and Challenges for Including Mathematics in the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, Kevin C. de Berg

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Reversible C-C Bond Formation between Redox-Active Pyridine Ligands in Iron Complexes, Thomas Dugan, Eckhard Bill, Cory MacLeod, Gemma J. Christian, Ryan Cowley, William Brennessel, Shengfa Ye, Frank Neese, and Patrick Holland

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Substitution Reactions in Dinuclear Ru-Hbpp Complexes: An Evaluation of Through-Space Interactions, Nora Planas, Gemma J. Christian, Stephan Roeser, Elena Mas-Marza, Mohan-Rao Kollipara, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Feliu Maseras, and Antoni Llobet

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Effectiveness of a Volunteer-Delivered Lifestyle Modification Program for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Paul Rankin, Darren Morton, Hans A. Diehl, John Gobble, Peter Morey, and Esther Chang

Papers/Journal Articles from 2011

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Joseph Priestley Across Theology, Education, and Chemistry: An Interdisciplinary Case Study in Epistemology with a Focus on the Science Education Context, Kevin C. de Berg

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Raoult's Law: A Reinterpretation for Concentrated Strong 1:1 Electrolyte Solutions, Kevin C. de Berg

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Spatial, Temporal and Ontogenetic Variation in the Association of Fishes (Family Labridae) with Rocky-Reef Habitats, Jason K. Morton and William Gladstone

Papers/Journal Articles from 2010

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The Use of Magnets for Introducing Primary School Students to Some Properties of Forces Through Small-group Pedagogy, Rebecca Carruthers and Kevin C. de Berg

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Tin Oxide Chemistry from the Last Decade of the Nineteenth Century to the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century: Towards the Development of a Big-Picture Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry While Focussing on a Specific Compound or Class of Compounds, Kevin C. de Berg

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Influence of Posture and Body Type on the Experience of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain, Darren Morton and Robin Callister

Papers/Journal Articles from 2009

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Activation and Cleavage of the N-O Bond in Dinuclear Mixed-Metal Nitrosyl Systems and Comparative Analysis of Carbon Monoxide, Dinitrogen, and Nitric Oxide Activation, German Cavigliasso, Gemma J. Christian, Robert Stranger, and Brian F. Yates

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Oxidative Dehydrogenation of an Amine Group of a Macrocyclic Ligand in the Coordination Sphere of a CuII Complex, Gemma J. Christian, Arnau Arbuse, Xavier Fontrodona, Ma Angeles Martinez, Antoni Llobet, and Feliu Maseras

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Towards Enhancing Science as Inquiry: A Case Study from Inorganic Chemistry, Kevin C. de Berg

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The Pre- and Intra-Event Nutritional Practices of Participants in the City to Surf Community Run, Darren Morton, Robin Callister, and D Richards

Papers/Journal Articles from 2008

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Investigating CN– Cleavage by Three-coordinate M[N(R)Ar]3 Complexes, Gemma J. Christian, Robert Stranger, Brian F. Yates, and Christopher C. Cummins

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The Concepts of Heat and Temperature: The Problem of Determining the Content for the Construction of an Historical Case Study which is Sensitive to Nature of Science Issues and Teaching–Learning Issues, Kevin C. de Berg

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Tin Oxide Chemistry from Macquer (1758) to Mendeleeff (1891) as Revealed in the Textbooks and Other Literature of the era, Kevin C. de Berg

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EMG Activity is Not Elevated During Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain, Darren Morton and Robin Callister

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Comparison of the Life Histories of Three Co-occurring Wrasses (Teleostei: Labridae) in Coastal Waters of South-eastern Australia, Jason K. Morton, William Gladstone, Julian Hughes, and John Stewart

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Differences in Feeding Ecology Among Three Co-Occurring Species of Wrasse (Teleostei:Labridae) On Rocky Reefs of Temperate Australia, Jason K. Morton, Margaret Platell, and William Gladstone

Papers/Journal Articles from 2007

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Rationalizing the Different Products in the Reaction of N2 with Three-coordinate MoL3 Complexes, Gemma J. Christian, Robert Stranger, Brian F. Yates, and Christopher C. Cummins

Papers/Journal Articles from 2006

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The Kinetic-Molecular and Thermodynamic Approaches to Osmotic Pressure: A Study of Dispute in Physical Chemistry and the Implications for Chemistry Education, Kevin C. de Berg

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The Status of Constructivism in Chemical Education Research and its Relationship to the Teaching and Learning of the Concept of Idealization in Chemistry, Kevin C. de Berg

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What Happens When Salt Dissolves in Water? An Introduction to Scientific Argument and Counter Argument Drawn from the History of Science, Kevin C. de Berg

Papers/Journal Articles from 2005

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Ligand Rotation in [Ar(R)N]3M-N2-M′[N(R)Ar]3 (M, M′ = MoIII, NbIII; R = iPr and tBu) Dimers, Gemma J. Christian, Robert Stranger, Brian F. Yates, and David C. Graham

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Epidemiology of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain at the City to Surf Community Run, Darren Morton, D Richards, and Robin Callister

Papers/Journal Articles from 2004

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Activation and Cleavage of Dinitrogen by Three-coordinate Metal Complexes Involving Mo(III) and Nb(II/III), Gemma J. Christian and Robert Stranger

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The Development and Use of a Pedagogical History for a Key Chemical Idea: the Case of Ions in Solution, Kevin C. de Berg

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Effect of Ingested Fluid Composition of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain, Darren Morton, Luis Fernando Aragon-Vargas, and Robin Callister

Papers/Journal Articles from 2003

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Approaching a Study of the Periodic Table from a Nature of Science Perspective, Kevin C. de Berg

Papers/Journal Articles from 2002

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Macroecology: New, or Biogeography Revisited?, Howard J. Fisher

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Ecology of Four Turbid Clay Pans During a Filling-Drying Cycle in the Paroo, Semi-arid Australia, Marty A. Hancock and Brian V. Timms

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Factors Influencing Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain, Darren Morton and Robin Callister

Papers/Journal Articles from 2001

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Difficulties in Interpreting Alkali Metal Trends at the Senior Chemistry Level, Kevin C. de Berg

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Determination of the Magnetic Moments of Transition Metal Complexes Using Rare Earth Magnets, Kevin C. de Berg and Kenneth J. Chapman

Papers/Journal Articles from 2000

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The Structure of the Littoral Invertebrate Communities of the Kosciuszko Region Lakes, Marty A. Hancock, Brian V. Timms, Jason K. Morton, and B. A. Renshaw

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Characteristics and Etiology of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain, Darren Morton and Robin Callister

Papers/Journal Articles from 1999

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Directional Moduli of Rotundity and Smoothness, Michael O. Bartlett, John R. Giles, and Jon D. Vanderwerff

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Integrating Science and Scripture: The Case of Robert Boyle, Kevin C. de Berg

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Understanding the Siphon: An Example of the Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Textbooks and the Writings of Early Scientists, Kevin C. de Berg and Cedric Greive

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Swimming Response to Water Current in Paratya australiensis Kemp, 1917 (Decapoda, Atyidae) under Laboratory Conditions, Marty A. Hancock and Stuart E. Bunn

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Direct Measures of Instream Movement in a Freshwater Shrimp Using a Genetic Marker, Marty A. Hancock and Jane M. Hughes

Papers/Journal Articles from 1998

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Properties and Sources of low and very low Latitude Pi2 Pulsations, Y Li, B J. Fraser, F W. Menk, D J. Webster, and K Yumoto

Papers/Journal Articles from 1997

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The Development of the Concept of Work: A Case Where History can Inform Pedagogy, Kevin C. de Berg

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Population Dynamics and Life History of Paratya australiensis Kemp, 1917 (Decapoda:Atyidae) in Upland Rainforest Streams, South-Eastern Queensland, Australia, Marty A. Hancock and Stuart E. Bunn