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Dr Mark P. Barrow

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Dr Mark P. Barrow
Associate Professor
 

BSc, PhD, CChem, MRSC

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Research Summary
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My research is based upon the application of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometry to the study of complex mixtures. The primary interest is an area referred to as "petroleomics," which is the molecular characterization of the components of petroleum using mass spectrometry. Collaborative work with industry, academia, and the public sector is a key part of this multidisciplinary approach. One example is a long-standing collaboration with Environment Canada, where the focus is upon developing analytical approaches for monitoring the potential environmental impact of the oil sands industry in the Athabasca region of Alberta, Canada.

Selected Publications
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Pushing the analytical limits: new insights into complex mixtures using mass spectra segments of constant ultrahigh resolving power, Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano, Remy Gavard, Juan P. Arenas-Diaz, Mary J. Thomas, David D. Stranz, Enrique Mejía-Ospino, Alexander Guzman, Simon E. F. Spencer, David Rossell, and Mark P. Barrow, Chem. Sci., 2019

Petroleomic depth profiling of Staten Island salt marsh soil: 2ω detection FTICR MS offers a new solution for the analysis of environmental contaminants, Mary J. Thomas, Emma Collinge, Matthias Witt, Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano, Christopher H. Vane, Vicky Moss-Hayes, and Mark P. Barrow, Science of The Total Environment, 2019, 662, pp. 852-862

Characterization of oil sands naphthenic acids by negative-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: Influence of acidic versus basic transfer solvent, Kerry M. Peru, Mary J. Thomas, Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano, Dena W. McMartin, John V. Headley, and Mark P. Barrow, Chemosphere, 2019, 222, pp. 1017-1024

Themis: Batch Preprocessing for Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectra of Complex Mixtures, Remy Gavard, David Rossell, Simon E. F. Spencer, and Mark P. Barrow, Anal. Chem., 2017, 89, 21, pp. 11383-11390

An Added Dimension: GC Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization FTICR MS and the Athabasca Oil Sands, Mark P. Barrow, Kerry M. Peru, and John V. Headley, Anal. Chem., 2014, 86, pp. 8281–8288

Throwing Light on Petroleum: Simulated Exposure of Crude Oil to Sunlight and Characterization Using Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Matthew T. Griffiths, Raffaello Da Campo, Peter B. O'Connor, and Mark P. Barrow, Anal. Chem., 2014, 86, pp. 527-534

Application of Phase Correction to Improve the Interpretation of Crude Oil Spectra Obtained Using 7 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Yunju Cho, Yulin Qi, Peter B. O’Connor, Mark P. Barrow, Sunghwan Kim, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 2014, 25, pp. 154-157

Chemical Fingerprinting of Oil Sands Naphthenic Acids in Environmental Samples - A Review of Analytical Methods, John V. Headley, Kerry M. Peru, Richard A. Frank, Jonathan W. Martin, Roderick R. O. Hazewinkle, David Humphries, Narine P. Gurprasad, L. Mark Hewitt, Derek C. G. Muir, Dorothy Lindeman, Richard Strub, Rozlyn F. Young, David M. Grewer, Randy M. Whittal, Phillip M. Fedorak, D. A. Birkholz, Ralph Hindle, Rick Reisdorph, Xiaomeng Wang, Kim Kasperski, C. Hamilton, M. Woudneh, G. Wang, Barry Loescher, Andrea Farwell, D. George Dixon, Matthew Ross, Alberto Dos Santos Pereira, Emily King, Mark P. Barrow, Brian Fahlman, Jonathan Bailey, Dena W. McMartin, Christoph H. Borchers, C. H. Ryan, N. S.Toor, H. Martin Gillis, L. Zuin, G. Bickerton, M. McMaster, Ed Sverko, Dayue Shang, and Fred J. Wrona, J. Environ. Science and Health, Part A, 2013, 48, pp. 1145-1163

Preliminary fingerprinting of Athabasca oil sands polar organics in environmental samples using electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, John V. Headley, Mark P. Barrow, Kerry M. Peru, Brian Fahlman, Richard A. Frank, Gregory Bickerton, Mark E. McMaster, Joanne Parrott, and L. Mark Hewitt, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 2011, 25, pp. 1899-1909

Petroleomics: study of the old and the new, Mark P. Barrow, Biofuels, 2010, 1, pp. 651-655 (Invited editorial)

Athabasca oil sands process water: characterization by atmospheric pressure photoionization and electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, Mark P. Barrow, Matthias Witt, John V. Headley, and Kerry M. Peru, Anal. Chem., 2010, 82, pp. 3727-3735

Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Naphthenic Acids in Environmental Samples: A Review, John V. Headley, Kerry M. Peru, and Mark P. Barrow, Mass Spectrom. Rev., 2009, 28, pp. 121-134

Characterization of Naphthenic Acid Singly Charged Noncovalent Dimers and Their Dependence on the Accumulation Time within a Hexapole in Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Raffaello Da Campo, Mark P. Barrow, Andrew G. Shepherd, Malcolm Salisbury, and Peter J. Derrick, Energy Fuels, 2009, 23, pp. 5544-5549

Data Visualization for the Characterization of Naphthenic Acids within Petroleum Samples, Mark P. Barrow, John V. Headley, Kerry M. Peru, and Peter J. Derrick, Energy Fuels, 2009, 23, pp. 2592-2599

Characterization of Naphthenic Acids from Athabasca Oil Sands Using Electrospray Ionization: The Significant Influence of Solvents, John V. Headley, Kerry M. Peru, Mark P. Barrow, and Peter J. Derrick, Anal. Chem., 2007, 79, pp. 6222-6229

Principles of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and its application in structural biology, Mark P. Barrow, William I. Burkitt, and Peter J. Derrick, Analyst, 2005, 130, pp. 18-28

Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry of principal components in oilsands naphthenic acids, Mark P. Barrow, John V. Headley, Kerry M. Peru, and Peter J. Derrick, J. Chrom. A, 2004, 1058, pp. 51-59

Determination of the Nature of Naphthenic Acids Present in Crude Oils Using Nanospray Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry: The Continued Battle Against Corrosion, Mark P. Barrow, Liam A. McDonnell, Xidong Feng, Jérémie Walker, and Peter J. Derrick, Anal. Chem., 2003, 75, pp. 860-866