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Professor Keith Gordon

keith_gordonPhD, BSc (Belf)

Tel: 03 479 7599
Location: Science II, 5c1
Email: keith.gordon@otago.ac.nz

Full information about my research group and research opportunities

Education

Attended The Queen's University of Belfast as an undergraduate, 1983–1986, and as a graduate, 1986–1989.

Primary degree: BSc with First class honours in Chemistry, June 1986.
Secondary degree: PhD in Chemistry, November 1989.

Thesis Title: Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Excited States of some Copper(I) Complexes in Solution.

Employment history

Professor, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 2009 – present.

Associate Professor, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 2003–2009.

Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 1999–2002.

Lecturer, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 1993–1998.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1990–1992.
Supervisor: Professor W.H. Woodruff.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, 1989–1990.
Supervisor: Professor J.J. McGarvey.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemsitry (IUPAC) since 2020

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) 2012

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC CChem) 2011

Elected a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (FNZIC) 2004

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 1985.

Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry since 1997.

Member Royal Society of New Zealand since 2005.

Distinctions and honours

MacDiarmid Medal – Royal Society of New Zealand. Scientific research that demonstrates the potential for application to human benefit. 2019

RSC Australasian Lecturer 2019

Division of Sciences, University of Otago, Research Group of the year, 2017

Division of Sciences, University of Otago, Senior Researcher of the year, 2015

New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Maurice Wilkens Prize for excellence in Chemical Sciences, 2010

Foundation Award (from Queens University Belfast), 1986

Andrew's Studentship (from Queens University Belfast), 1986–1989

Emily Sarah Montgomery Scholarship (from Queens University Belfast), 1988

Postgraduate Grant (from Department of Education, Northern Ireland), 1986–1989

Postgraduate Travel Grant (from Department of Education, Northern Ireland), 1989

Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship (from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA), 1990–1992

Professional activities

Editor-in-chief Vibrational Spectroscopy (Elsevier) 2016 – present.
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/vibrational-spectroscopy

Editorial Advisory Board Chemical Physics Review (AIP) since 2020
https://aip.scitation.org/cpr/info/advisory

PCB Marsden review panel 2013 - 2015

International advisor board for the International Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS) series 2013 – present. Conference Chair ICAVS-10 Auckland 2019.
http://icavs.org/gb/

Editorial board Vibrational Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor 2, Elsevier) 2015 – 2019
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/vibrational-spectroscopy

Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor > 3, Wiley) 2011 – present.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/10974555/homepage/editorialboard.html

Pacifichem Technical Program Advisor: 2010, 2015, 2020 (now 2021).
https://pacifichem.org/

Referee for: Asian Journal of Spectroscopy; Inorganic Chemistry; Inorganica Chimica Acta; Journal of Raman Spectroscopy; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry; Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences; Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Journal of the American Chemical Society; Current Applied Physics; European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Journal of Physical Chemistry, A; Chemical Physics Letters; Synthetic Metals.

President New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2006)

1st Vice-President New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2005)

2nd Vice-President and Otago Representative for Council, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2004)

Chairman, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (2002 - 2003)

Secretary, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (1999 - 2001)

Committee Member, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (1997-1998)

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Publications

Ahmmed, F., Killeen, D. P., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2022). Rapid quantitation of adulterants in premium marine oils by Raman and IR spectroscopy: A data fusion approach. Molecules, 27, 4534. doi: 10.3390/molecules27144534

Adhikari, B. R., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). Solid state of inhalable high dose powders. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2022.114468

Adhikari, B. R., Dummer, J., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). An expert opinion on respiratory delivery of high dose powders for lung infections. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17425247.2022.2089111

Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2022). Low-frequency Raman spectroscopy as an avenue to determine the transition temperature of β- and γ-relaxation in pharmaceutical glasses. Analytical Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c00371

Tarling, M. S., Demurtas, M., Smith, S. A. F., Rooney, J. S., Negrini, M., Viti, C., … Gordon, K. C. (2022). Crystallographic orientation mapping of lizardite serpentinite by Raman spectroscopy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 34, 285-300. doi: 10.5194/ejm-34-285-2022

Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2016). Raman spectroscopy. In A. Müllertz, Y. Perrie & T. Rades (Eds.), Analytical techniques in the pharmaceutical sciences. (pp. 139-169). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-4029-5_4

Chapter in Book - Research

Adhikari, B. R., Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Cavallaro, A., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). Optimization of methionine in inhalable high-dose spray-dried amorphous composite particles using response surface method, infrared and low frequency Raman spectroscopy. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 121446. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.121446

Journal - Research Article

Adhikari, B. R., Dummer, J., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). An expert opinion on respiratory delivery of high dose powders for lung infections. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17425247.2022.2089111

Journal - Research Article

Adhikari, B. R., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). Solid state of inhalable high dose powders. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2022.114468

Journal - Research Article

Adhikari, B. R., Sinha, S., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2022). Amino acids improve aerosolization and chemical stability of potential inhalable amorphous spray-dried ceftazidime for Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 621, 121799. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2022.121799

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Ahmmed, F., Killeen, D. P., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2022). Rapid quantitation of adulterants in premium marine oils by Raman and IR spectroscopy: A data fusion approach. Molecules, 27, 4534. doi: 10.3390/molecules27144534

Journal - Research Article

Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2022). Low-frequency Raman spectroscopy as an avenue to determine the transition temperature of β- and γ-relaxation in pharmaceutical glasses. Analytical Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c00371

Journal - Research Article

Bērziņš, K., Remoto, P. I. J. G., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2022). Nondestructive spatial dehydration analysis of crystalline hydrates in pharmaceutical solid dosage forms using spatially offset low-frequency Raman spectroscopy. Crystal Growth & Design. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c01401

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Garagoda Arachchige, P. S., Hughes, J. L., Bell, L. S., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2022). Detection of structural degradation of porcine bone in different marine environments with Raman spectroscopy combined with chemometrics. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 53, 82-94. doi: 10.1002/jrs.6258

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Koskela, J., Sutton, J. J., Lipiäinen, T., Gordon, K. C., Strachan, C. J., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2022). Low- versus mid-frequency raman spectroscopy for in situ analysis of crystallization in slurries. Molecular Pharmaceutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.2c00126

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Remoto, P. I. J. G., Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Korter, T. M., Rades, T., Rantanen, J., & Gordon, K. C. (2022). Elucidating the dehydration mechanism of nitrofurantoin monohydrate II using low-frequency Raman spectroscopy. Crystal Growth & Design. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.2c00121

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Roh, D.-H., Park, J.-H., Han, H.-G., Kim, Y.-J., Motoyoshi, D., Hwang, E., … Mapley, J. I., Gordon, K. C., … Kwon, T.-H. (2022). Molecular design strategy for realizing vectorial electron transfer in photoelectrodes. Chem. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.chempr.2022.01.017

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Tarling, M. S., Demurtas, M., Smith, S. A. F., Rooney, J. S., Negrini, M., Viti, C., … Gordon, K. C. (2022). Crystallographic orientation mapping of lizardite serpentinite by Raman spectroscopy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 34, 285-300. doi: 10.5194/ejm-34-285-2022

Journal - Research Article

Ahmmed, F., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Garagoda Arachchige, P. S., Schallenberg, M., Novis, P., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Lake snow caused by the invasive diatom Lindavia intermedia can be discriminated from different sites and from other algae using vibrational spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jrs.6161

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Ahmmed, F., Fuller, I. D., Killeen, D. P., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Raman and infrared spectroscopic data fusion strategies for rapid, multicomponent quantitation of krill oil compositions. ACS Food Science & Technology, 1(4), 570-578. doi: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.0c00139

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Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). A new frontier for nondestructive spatial analysis of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms: Spatially offset low-frequency Raman spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry, 93, 3698-3705. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04960

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Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Pseudo-3D subsurface imaging of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms using micro-spatially offset low-frequency Raman spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01670

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Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Di, R., Liu, J., Peltonen, P., Strachan, C. J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Combined effect of the preparation method and compression on the physical stability and dissolution behavior of melt-quenched amorphous Celecoxib. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 18, 1408-1418. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01208

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Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Walker, G. F., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Investigation on formulation strategies to mitigate compression-induced destabilization in supersaturated celecoxib amorphous solid dispersions. Molecular Pharmaceutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.1c00540

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Bērziņš, K., Harrison, S. D. L., Leong, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Harper, M. J., Diana, A., Gibson, R. S., Houghton, L. A., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Qualitative and quantitative vibrational spectroscopic analysis of macronutrients in breast milk. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 246, 118982. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118982

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Carlton, E. S., Sutton, J. J., Gale, A. G., Shields, G. C., Gordon, K. C., & Wagenknecht, P. S. (2021). Insights into the charge-transfer character of electronic transitions in RCp2Ti(C2Fc)2 complexes using solvatochromism, resonance Raman spectroscopy, and TDDFT. Dalton Transactions, 50, 2233. doi: 10.1039/d0dt04282j

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Dixit, Y., Hitchman, S., Hicks, T. M., Lim, P., Wong, C. K., Holibar, L., Gordon, K. C., … Reis, M. M. (2021). Non-invasive spectroscopic and imaging systems for prediction of beef quality in a meat processing pilot plant. Meat Science, 181, 108410. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2020.108410

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Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rooney, J. S., Gordon, K. C., Bunt, C. R., & Haley, J. M. (2021). Feeding the team: Analysis of a Spratt's dog cake from Antarctica. Polar Record. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0032247421000103

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Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rooney, J. S., Lau, M., Gordon, K. C., & Schultz, M. (2021). Can coupling multiple complementary methods improve the spectroscopic based diagnosis of gastrointestinal illnesses? A proof of principle ex vivo study using celiac disease as the model illness. Analytical Chemistry, 93, 6363-6374. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04963

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Fu, X., Cheong, Y.-H., Ahamed, A., Zhou, C., Robert, C., Krikstolaityte, V., Gordon, K. C., & Lisak, G. (2021). Diagnostics of skin features through 3D skin mapping based on electro-controlled deposition of conducting polymers onto metal-sebum modified surfaces and their possible applications in skin treatment. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1142, 84-98. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2020.10.056

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Kim, W.-H., Mapley, J. I., Roh, D.-H., Kim, J. S., Yoon, S. Y., Gordon, K. C., & Kwon, T.-H. (2021). A Resonance Raman spectroscopic study on charge transfer enhancement in photosensitizers. Materials Today Advances, 12, 100180. doi: 10.1016/j.mtadv.2021.100180

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McLay, J. R. W., Sutton, J. J., Shillito, G. E., Larsen, C. B., Huff, G. S., Lucas, N. T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Transitioning from intraligand π,π* to charge-transfer excited states using thiophene-based donor-acceptor systems. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(1), 130-139. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02555

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Österle, J. E., Seward, D., Stockli, D. F., Little, T. A., Rooney, J. S., Gordon, S. M., … Gordon, K. C. (2021). The thermo-tectonic evolution of the actively exhuming Mai'iu Fault footwall – Suckling-Dayman metamorphic core complex – in the Woodlark Rift of Papua New Guinea. Tectonophysics, 811, 228856. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228856

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Robert, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Bērziņš, K., Okeyo, P. O., Rantanen, J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Monitoring the isothermal dehydration of crystalline hydrates using low-frequency raman spectroscopy. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 18, 1264-1276. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01126

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Robert, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Jessep, W. T., Bain, W. E., Hicks, T. M., Ward, J. F., … Gordon, K. C. (2021). Rapid discrimination of intact beef, venison and lamb meat using Raman spectroscopy. Food Chemistry, 343, 128441. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128441

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Robert, C., Jessep, W., Sutton, J. J., Hicks, T. M., Loeffen, M., Farouk, M., … Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Evaluating low- mid- and high-level fusion strategies for combining raman and infrared spectroscopy for quality assessment of red meat. Food Chemistry, 361, 130154. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.130154

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Robert, C., Tsiampali, J., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Neumann, S., Maciaczyk, D., Young, S. L., Maciaczyk, J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Molecular monitoring of glioblastoma’s immunogenicity using a combination of Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 252, 119534. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2021.119534

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Rodríguez-Jiménez, S., Bennington, M. S., Akbarinejad, A., Tay, E. J., Chan, E. W. C., Wan, Z., Abudayyeh, A. M., … Gordon, K. C., … Brooker, S. (2021). Electroactive metal complexes covalently attached to conductive PEDOT films: A spectroelectrochemical study. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13(1), 1301-1313. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c16317

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Ross, D. A. W., Mapley, J. I., Cording, A. P., Vasdev, R. A. S., McAdam, C. J., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2021). 6,6'-ditriphenylamine-2,2'-bipyridine: Coordination chemistry and electrochemical and photophysical properties. Inorganic Chemistry, 60, 11852-11865. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01435

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Sutton, J. J., Preston, D., Traber, P., Steinmetzer, J., Wu, X., Kayal, S., … Crowley, J. D., … Gordon, K. C. (2021). Excited-state switching in Rhenium(I) bipyridyl complexes with donor–donor and donor–acceptor substituents. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c02755

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Tarling, M. S., Smith, S. A. F., Rooney, J. S., Viti, C., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). A common type of mineralogical banding in serpentine crack-seal veins. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 564, 116930. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116930

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Tay, E. J., Barnsley, J. E., Thomas, D. B., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Elucidating the resonance Raman spectra of psittacofulvins. Spectrochimica Acta Part A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2021.120146

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Wagner, K., Wagner, P., Hasani, F., Barnsley, J. E., Gordon, K. C., Lennert, A., … Officer, D. L. (2021). Carbazole-substituted dialkoxybenzodithiophene dyes for efficient light harvesting and the effect of alkoxy tail length. Dyes & Pigments, 186, 109002. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.109002

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Yamagata, M., Kobayashi, S., Numata, T., Kamihara, N., Shimda, T., Jikei, M., … Barnsley, J. E., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Evaluation of crystallinity in carbon fiber-reinforced poly(ether ether ketone) by using infrared low frequency Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/app.51677

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Adhikari, B. R., Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2020). Co-amorphization of kanamycin with amino acids improves aerosolization. Pharmaceutics, 12(8), 715. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12080715

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Bērziņš, K., Sales, R. E., Barnsley, J. E., Walker, G., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Low-wavenumber Raman spectral database of pharmaceutical excipients. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 107, 103021. doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2020.103021

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Bērziņš, K., Sutton, J. J., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rades, T., Korter, T. M., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Solving the computational puzzle: Toward a pragmatic pathway for modeling low-energy vibrational modes of pharmaceutical crystals. Crystal Growth & Design, 20(10), 6947-6955. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00997

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Cho, I., Zhao, L., Mapley, J. I., Shahshahan, S., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., … Mozer, A. J. (2020). The significant effect of electronic coupling on electron transfer between surface-bound porphyrins and Co2+/3+ complex electrolytes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 9178-9190. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01338

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Hobbs, C. J., Roach, N., Wagner, P., van der Salm, H., Barnsley, J. E., Gordon, K. C., … Officer, D. L. (2020). Emulating photosynthetic processes with light harvesting synthetic protein (maquette) assemblies on titanium dioxide. Materials Advances, 1, 1877-1885. doi: 10.1039/D0MA00427H

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Killeen, D. P., Card, A., Gordon, K. C., & Perry, N. B. (2020). First use of handheld Raman spectroscopy to analyze omega-3 fatty acids in intact fish oil capsules. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(3), 365-371. doi: 10.1177/0003702819877415

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Mapley, J. I., Hayes, P., Officer, D. L., Wagner, P., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Investigation of ferrocene linkers in β-substituted porphyrins. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 124, 5513-5522. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c00786

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McIntyre, S. M., Ma, Q., Burritt, D. J., Oey, I., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2020). Vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics for quantifying key bioactive components of various plum cultivars grown in New Zealand. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 51, 1138-1152. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5867

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Novis, P. M., Sales, R. E., Gordon, K., Manning, N., Duleba, M., Ács, É., … Schallenberg, M. (2020). Lindavia intermedia (Bacillariophyceae) and nuisance lake snow in New Zealand: Chitin content and quantitative PCR methods to estimate cell concentrations and expression of chitin synthase1. Journal of Phycology, 56, 1232-1244. doi: 10.1111/jpy.13014

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Salim, M., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Bērziņš, K., Sutton, J. J., Ramirez, G., Clulow, A. J., … Gordon, K. C., & Boyd, B. J. (2020). Low-frequency Raman scattering spectroscopy as an accessible approach to understand drug solubilization in milk-based formulations during digestion. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 17, 885-899. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01149

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Samanali, G. A. P., Paasi, I., Lowe, B. J., Smith, C. A., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Understanding consolidants on harakeke fibres using Raman microscopy: Implications for conservation. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 45, 41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2020.03.005

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