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Barry Dellinger

Louisiana State University
338 Choppin Hall
Department of Chemistry
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6759


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  • Herring M, Khachatryan L, Dellinger B. 2015. Speciation of Iron (III) Oxide Nanoparticles and Other Paramagnetic Intermediates during High-Temperature Oxidative Pyrolysis of 1-Methylnaphthalene. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 9:804-812. PMID:26413257 PMCID:PMC4581597



  • Bae GT, Kiruri LW, Dellinger B, Hall RW. 2013. Computational Modeling of the Initial Steps in Copper Oxide-Catalyzed Formation of Poly-Chlorinated Dibenzo Dioxins and Furans. Toxicology(in press)
  • Gehling W, Dellinger B. 2013. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals and Their Lifetimes in PM2.5. Environ Sci Technol47:8172-8178. doi:10.1021/es401767m
  • Herring M, Khachatryan L, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2013. Paramagnetic centers in particulate formed from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene in the presence of Fe(lll)203 nanoparticles. Combustion and Flame160(12):2996-3003. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.06.025
  • Herring M, Potter PM, Wu H, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2013. Fe2O3 nanoparticle mediated molecular growth and soot inception from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute34(1):1749-1757. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.07.057
  • Kelley MA, Hebert VY, Thibeaux TM, Orchard MA, Hasan F, Cormier SA, Thevenot PT, Lomnicki S, Varner KJ, Dellinger B, Latimer BM, Dugas TR. 2013. Model combustion-generated particulate matter containing persistent free radicals redox cycle to produce reactive oxygen species. Chem Res Toxicol26(12):1862-1871. doi:10.1021/tx400227s PMID:24224526 PMCID:PMC4112599
  • Kiruri LW, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S. 2013. Tar balls from Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill: Environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFR) formation during crude weathering. Environ Sci Technol47(9):4220-4226. doi:10.1021/es305157w
  • Maskos Z, Khachatryan L, Dellinger B. 2013. Role of the filters in the formation and stabilization of semiquinone radicals collected from cigarette smoke. Energy & Fuels27(9):5506-5512. doi:10.1021/ef4010253
  • Patterson MC, Keilbart ND, Kiruri LW, Thibodeaux CA, Lomnicki S, Kurtz RL, Poliakoff ED, Dellinger B, Sprunger PT. 2013. EPFR formation from phenol adsorption on Al2O3 and TiO2: EPR and EELS studies. Chemical Physics 422:277-282. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2012.12.003
  • Saravia J, Lee GI, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2013. Particulate matter containing environmentally persistent free radicals and adverse infant respiratory health effects: A review. J Biochem Mol Toxicol27(1):56-68. doi:10.1002/jbt.21465
  • Thevenot PT, Saravia J, Jin N, Giaimo JD, Chustz RE, Mahne S, Kelley MA, Hebert VY, Dellinger B, Dugas TR, DeMayo FJ, Cormier SA. 2013. Radical-containing ultrafine particulate matter initiates epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions in airway epithelial cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol48(2):188-197. doi:10.1165/rcmb.2012-0052OC



  • Bae GT, Dellinger B, Hall RW. 2011. Density functional calculation of the structure and electronic properties of Cu(n)O(n) (n = 1-8) clusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry A115(11):2087-2095. (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Balakrishna S, Saravia J, Thevenot PT, Ahlert TA, Lominiki S, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals induce airway hyperresponsiveness in neonatal rat lungs. Particle and Fiber Toxicology 8(1):11. (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • dela Cruz AL, Gehling W, Lomnicki S, Cook RL, Dellinger B. 2011. Detection of environmentally persistent free radicals at a superfund wood treating site. Environ Sci Technol45(15):6356–6365. doi:10.1021/es2012947 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Khachatryan L, Dellinger B. 2011. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs)-2. Are Free Hydroxyl Radicals Generated in Aqueous Solutions?. Environ Sci Technol45:9232-9239. doi:10.1021/es201702q (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Khachatryan L, Vejerano E, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs). 1. Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Aqueous Solutions. Environ Sci Technol45:8559-8566. doi:10.1021/es201309c (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Lord K, Moll D, Lindsey JK, Mahne S, Raman G, Dugas TR, Cormier SA, Troxlair D, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B, Varner KJ. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals decrease cardiac function before and after ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo. Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction 31(2):157-167. (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Nganai S, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Formation of PCDD/Fs from the Copper Oxide-Mediated Pyrolysis and Oxidation of 1,2-Dichlorobenzene. Environ Sci Technol45(3):1034-40. doi:10.1021/es102948f
  • Vejerano E, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Formation and Stabilization of Combustion-Generated Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals on an Fe(lll)(2)0-3/Silica Surface. Environ Sci Technol45(2):589-94. doi:10.1021/es102841s


  • Khachatryan L, Burcat A, Dellinger B. 2010. The role of chlorine atoms and hydroxyl radicals in the formation of PCDDs from the oxidative pyrolysis of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 42:90-97. doi:10.1002/kin.20461
  • Truong H, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2010. Potential for Misidentification of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals as Molecular Pollutants in Particulate Matter. Environ Sci Technol44:1933-1939. doi:10.1021/es902648t


  • Balakrishna S, Lomnicki S, McAvey KM, Cole RB, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2009. Environmentally persistent free radicals amplify ultrafine particle mediated cellular oxidative stress and cytotoxicity. Particle and Fiber Toxicology 6:11. doi:10.1186/1743-8977-6-11
  • Nganai S, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2009. Ferric Oxide Mediated Formation of PCDD/Fs from 2-Monochlorophenol. Environ Sci Technol43(2):368-373. doi:10.1021/es8022495


  • Dellinger B, D'Alessio A, D'Anna A, Ciajolo A, Gullett BK, Henry HF, Keener M, Lighty J, Lomnicki S, Lucas D, Oberdorster G, Pitea D, Suk WA, Sarofim A, Smith KR, Stoeger T, Tolbert PE, Wyzga R, Zimmermann R. 2008. Combustion byproducts and their health effects: Summary of the 10th International Congress. Environmental Engineering Science25(8):1107-1114. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0233 PMCID:PMC2963595
  • Lomnicki S, Truong H, Vejerano E, Dellinger B. 2008. Copper oxide-based model of persistent free radical formation on combustion-derived particulate matter. Environ Sci Technol42:4982-4988. doi:10.1021/es071708h



  • Avakian MD, Dellinger B, Fiedler H, Gullet B, Koshland CP, Marklund S, Oberdorster G, Safe SH, Sarofim A, Smith KR, Schwartz DA, Suk WA. 2002. The origin, fate, and health effects of combustion by-products: A research framework. Environ Health Perspect 110(11):1155-1162.

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