Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group

Publications (Prior to 1996)


  • Ali, L.N., Mantoura, R.F. and Rowland, S.J. (1995) The dissolution and photodegradation of Kuwaiti crude oil in seawater. Part 2: a laboratory photodegradation apparatus and photodegradation kinetics of a model seawater soluble hydrocarbon (phenanthrene). Marine Environmental Research 40, 319-335.
  • Ali, L.N., Mantoura, R.F.C. and Rowland, S.J. (1995) The dissolution and photodegradation of Kuwaiti crude oil in seawater. Part 1: quantitative dissolution and analysis of the seawater-soluble fraction. Marine Environmental Research 40, 1-17.
  • Heath, D., Moffatt, B., Lowry, R. and Rowland, S. (1995) Quantification of the C30+ fraction of North Sea gas condensates by high temperature capillary gas chromatography. Analytical Proceedings 32, 485-487.
  • Hird, S.J., Rowland, S.J. (1995) An investigation of the sources and seasonal variations of highly branched isoprenoid hydrocarbons in intertidal sediments of the Tamar Estuary, UK. Marine Environmental Research 40, 423-437.
  • Thomas, K.V., Donkin, P. and Rowland, S.J. (1995) Toxicity enhancement of an aliphatic petrogenic unresolved complex mixture (UCM) by chemical oxidation. Water Research 29, 379-382.
  • Wolff, G.A., Boardman, D., Horsfall, I., Sutton, I., Davis, N., Chester, R., Ripley, M., Lewis, C.A., Rowland, S.J., Patching, J., Ferrero, T., Lambshead, P.J.D. and Rice, A.L. (1995) The biogeochemistry of sediments from the Madeira Abyssal Plain Plain-preliminary results. Internationale Revue der Gesamten Hydrobiologie 80, 333-349.
  • Zhou, J.L., Rowland, S. and Mantoura, R.F.C. (1995) Partition of synthetic pyrethroid insecticides between dissolved and particulate phases. Water Research 29, 1023-1031.
  • Zhou, J.L., Rowland, S.J., Braven, J., Mantoura, R.F.C. and Harland, B.J. (1995) Tefluthrin sorption to mineral particles: role of particle organic coatings. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 58, 275-285.
  • Zhou, J.L., Rowland, S.J., Mantoura, R.F.C. and Harland, B.J. (1995) Influence of the nature of particulate organic matter on the sorption of cypermethrin: implications on Koc correlations. Environment International 21, 187-195.


  • Belt, S.T., Cooke, D.A., Hird, S.J. and Rowland, S. (1994) Structural determination of a highly branched C25 sedimentary isoprenoid biomarker by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications 2077-2078.
  • Ebdon, L., Evans, E.H., Pretorius, W.G. and Rowland, S.J. (1994) Analysis of geoporphyrins by high-temperature gas chromatography inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 9, 939-943.
  • Evans, E.H., Pretorius, W., Ebdon, L. and Rowland, S. (1994) Low-pressure inductively coupled plasma ion source for molecular and atomic mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 66, 3400-3407.
  • Robson, J.N., Rowland, S.J. (1994) Synthesis of polypodane (C30) and structurally related C25 bicyclic hydrocarbons. Organic Geochemistry 21, 937-942.
  • Zhou, J.L., Rowland, S., Mantoura, R.F.C. and Braven, J. (1994) The formation of humic coatings on mineral particles under simulated estuarine conditions-a mechanistic study. Water Research 28, 571-579.


  • Belt, S.T., Helliwell, M., Jones, W.D., Partridge, M.G. and Perutz, R.N. (1993) h2-Coordination and C-F activation of hexafluorobenzene by cyclopentadienylrhodium and -iridium complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 115, 1429-1440.
  • Belt, S.T., Bohne, C., Charette, G., Sugamori, S.E. and Scaiano, J.C. (1993) Carbocation formation via carbene protonation studied by the technique of stopped-flow laser-flash photolysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society 115, 2200-2205.
  • Belt, S.T., Scaiano, J.C. and Whittlesey, M.K. (1993) Determination of metal-hydride and metal-ligand (L=CO, N2) bond energies using photoacoustic calorimetry. Journal of the American Chemical Society 115, 1921-1925.
  • Boese, W.T., Lee, B., Ryba, D.W., Belt, S.T. and Ford, P.C. (1993) Time-resolved infrared observation of a long-lived transient in the photo-decarbonylation of Mn(CO)5(COCH3): potential relevance to the CO migratory insertion mechanism. Organometallics 12, 4739-4741.
  • Ford, P.C., Ryba, D.W. and Belt, S.T. (1993) Reactive intermediates in the carbonylation of metal alkyl bonds-time-resolved infrared spectral techniques. Advances in Chemistry Series 238, 27-43.
  • Lewis, C.A., Rowland, S.J. (1993) Quantitative assessment of changes occurring in organic matter during early diagenesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Physical Sciences and Engineering 344, 101-111.
  • Lewis, C.A., Rowland, S.J. (1993) Early diagenesis of biochemical constituents in sediments from the Peru upwelling region. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 206, 60-GEOC.
  • Parkes, R.J., Cragg, B.A., Getliff, J.M., Harvey, S.M., Fry, J.C., Lewis, C.A. and Rowland, S.J. (1993) A quantitative study of microbial decomposition of biopolymers in Recent sediments from the Peru Margin. Marine Geology 113, 55-66.
  • Pretorius, W., Foulkes, M., Ebdon, L. and Rowland, S. (1993) HPLC coupled with ICPMS for the determination of metalloporphyrins in coal extracts. Journal of High Resolution Chromatography 16, 157-160.
  • Pretorius, W.G., Ebdon, L. and Rowland, S.J. (1993) Development of a high temperature gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry interface for the determination of metalloporphyrins. Journal of Chromatography 646, 369-375.
  • Robson, J.N., Rowland, S.J. (1993) Synthesis, chromatographic and spectral characterisation of 2,6,11,15-tetramethylhexadecane (crocetane) and 2,6,9,13-tetramethyltetradecane: reference acyclic isoprenoids for geochemical studies. Organic Geochemistry 20, 1093-1098.
  • Rowland, S., Rockey, C., Al-Lihaibi, S.S. and Wolff, G.A. (1993) Incorporation of sulphur into phytol derivatives during simulated early diagenesis. Organic Geochemistry 20, 1-5.
  • Rowland, S., Evens, R., Ebdon, L. and Rees, A. (1993) Geochemical applications of pyrolysis gas chromatography with an atomic emission detector. Analytical Proceedings 30, 87-88.
  • Wolff, G.A., Preston, M.R., Harriman, G. and Rowland, S.J. (1993) Some preliminary observations after the wreck of the oil tanker Braer in Shetland. Marine Pollution Bulletin 26, 567-571.


  • Gough, M.A., Rhead, M.M. and Rowland, S.J. (1992) Biodegradation studies of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons: model UCM hydrocarbons and the aliphatic UCM. Organic Geochemistry 18, 17-22.
  • Hird, S.J., Evens, R. and Rowland, S.J. (1992) Isolation and characterization of sedimentary and synthetic highly branched C20 and C25 monoenes. Marine Chemistry 37, 117-129.
  • Kim, A., Hill, S., Ebdon, L. and Rowland, S. (1992) Determination of organometallic compounds by capillary gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of High Resolution Chromatography 15, 665-668.
  • Kim, A.W., Foulkes, M.E., Ebdon, L., Hill, S.J., Patience, R.L., Barwise, A.G. and Rowland, S.J. (1992) Construction of a capillary gas chromatography inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry transfer line and application of the technique to the analysis of alkyllead species in fuel. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 7, 1147-1149.
  • Patience, R.L., Baxby, M., Bartle, K.D., Perry, D.L., Rees, A.G.W. and Rowland, S.J. (1992) The functionality of organic nitrogen in some recent sediments from the Peru upwelling region. Organic Geochemistry 18, 161-169.
  • Revill, A.T., Carr, M.R. and Rowland, S.J. (1992) Use of oxidative degradation followed by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and multi-dimensional scaling analysis to fingerprint unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons. Journal of Chromatography 589, 281-286.


  • Gough, M., Rowland, S. (1991) Characterization of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons from lubricating oil feedstocks. Energy & Fuels 5, 869-874.


  • Ebdon, L., Evens, R., Hill, S.J. and Rowland, S.J. (1990) Approaches to environmental-analysis using GC-AED. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 199, 193-ANYL.
  • Gough, M.A., Rowland, S.J. (1990) Characterization of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons in petroleum. Nature (London) 344, 648-650.
  • Rowland, S.J. (1990) Production of acyclic isoprenoid hydrocarbons by laboratory maturation of methanogenic bacteria. Organic Geochemistry 15, 9-16.
  • Rowland, S.J., Robson, J.N. (1990) The widespread occurrence of highly branched acyclic C20, C25 and C30 hydrocarbons in recent sediments and biota-a review. Marine Environmental Research 30, 191-216.
  • Rowland, S.J., Hird, S.J., Robson, J.N. and Venkatesan, M.I. (1990) Hydrogenation behaviour of two highly branched C25 dienes from Antarctic marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry 15, 215-218.
  • Rowland, S.J., Maxwell, J.R. (1990) Phytenic aldehydes in a freshwater sediment. Organic Geochemistry 15, 457-460.


  • Eglinton, T.I., Douglas, A.G. and Rowland, S.J. (1988) Release of aliphatic, aromatic and sulphur compounds from Kimmeridge kerogen by hydrous pyrolysis: A quantitative study. Organic Geochemistry 13, 655-663.
  • Eglinton, T.I., Philp, R.P. and Rowland, S.J. (1988) Flash pyrolysis of artificially matured kerogens from the Kimmeridge Clay, U.K. Organic Geochemistry 12, 33-41.
  • Robson, J.N., Rowland, S.J. (1988) Biodegradation of highly branched isoprenoid hydrocarbons: A possible explanation of sedimentary abundance. Organic Geochemistry 13, 691-695.
  • Robson, J.N., Rowland, S.J. (1988) Synthesis of a highly branched C30 sedimentary hydrocarbon. Tetrahedron Letters 29, 3837-3840.


  • Eglinton, T.I., Rowland, S.J. (1987) Absolute quantification of biological markers released from kerogens during hydrous pyrolysis. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 193, 33-GEOC.
  • Eglinton, T.I., Curtis, C.D. and Rowland, S.J. (1987) Generation of water-soluble organic acids from kerogen during hydrous pyrolysis: implications for porosity development. Mineralogical Magazine 51, 495-503.


  • Eglinton, T.I., Rowland, S.J., Curtis, C.D. and Douglas, A.G. (1986) Kerogen-mineral reactions at raised temperatures in the presence of water. Organic Geochemistry 10, 1041-1052.
  • Jones, D.M., Rowland, S.J. and Douglas, A.G. (1986) Steranes as indicators of petroleum-like hydrocarbons in marine surface sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 17, 24-27.
  • Jones, D.M., Rowland, S.J., Douglas, A.G. and Howells, S. (1986) An examination of the fate of Nigerian crude oil in surface sediments of the Humber Estuary by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 24, 227-247.
  • Larcher, A.V., Alexander, R., Rowland, S.J. and Kagi, R.I. (1986) Acid catalysis of alkyl hydrogen exchange and configurational isomerisation reactions: acyclic isoprenoid acids. Organic Geochemistry 10, 1015-1021.
  • Robson, J.N., Rowland, S.J. (1986) Identification of novel widely distributed sedimentary acyclic sesterterpenoids. Nature (London) 324, 561-563.
  • Rowland, S.J., Aareskjold, K., Gou Xuemin and Douglas, A.G. (1986) Hydrous pyrolysis of sediments: Composition and proportions of aromatic hydrocarbons in pyrolysates. Organic Geochemistry 10, 1033-1040.
  • Rowland, S.J., Alexander, R., Kagi, R.I., Jones, D.M. and Douglas, A.G. (1986) Microbial degradation of aromatic components of crude oils: A comparison of laboratory and field observations. Organic Geochemistry 9, 153-161.