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* stars represent corresponding author(s) and underlined names were/are NBD group members.

36. Plant-derived biopolymers initiate heterogeneous ice nucleation via particulate interfaces immersed in supercooled droplets


Bieber, P., Darwish, G. H., Algar, W. R., Borduas-Dedekind N.*, (2024): Cambridge Open Engage PREPRINT

35. Singlet oxygen is produced from brown carbon-containing cooking organic aerosols (BrCOA) under indoor lighting

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Borduas-Dedekind, N., Gemmell, K. J., Jayakody, M. M., Lee, R. J. M., Sardena, C., Zala, S. (2024): Environ. Sci.: Atmos PREPRINT (RCS Open Access)

34. High-speed cryo-microscopy proves that ice-nucleating proteins of Pseudomonas syringae trigger freezing at hydrophobic interfaces

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Bieber, P., Borduas-Dedekind, N. (2023): ChemRxiv. Cambridge: Cambridge Open Engage: PREPRINT
Special thank you to
Kron Tech - high speed imaging. 

33. Boiling of catechol secondary organic aerosol when heated to mild temperatures (36-52 °C) due to acetone and carbon dioxide formation and high viscosity

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Kiland, K. J., Hopstock, K. S., Akande, A. A., Johnson, K. N., Li, Y., Mahrt, F., Nikkho, S., Finlayson-Pitts, B. J., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Nizkorodov, S. A., Bertram, A. K. (2024): ES&T Air

32. The ozonolysis of methylated selenide compounds in the atmosphere: Isotopes, kinetics, products and mechanisms.

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Heine, P., Borduas-Dedekind, N. (2023) : Environ. Sci. Technol. 57 (35) 13079–13087

31. Seasonal variations in the production of singlet oxygen and organic triplet excited states in aqueous PM2.5 in Hong Kong SAR, South China.

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Lyu, Y., Lam, Y. H., Li, Y., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Nah, T. (2023): Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23: 9245–9263

30. Tropospheric ozone (O3) pollution in Johannesburg, South Africa: Exceedances, diurnal cycles, seasonality, Ox chemistry and O3 production rates.

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Borduas-Dedekind, N.,* Naidoo, M., Zhu, B., Geddes, J., Garland R. M., (2023): Clean Air Journal 33(1)

29. Regional Sources and Sinks of Atmospheric Particulate Selenium in the United States Based on Seasonality Profiles.

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Lao, I. R., Feinberg, A., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2023) : Environ. Sci. Technol. 57: 7401−7409 

28. Tracking the Photomineralization Mechanism in Irradiated Lab-Generated and Field-Collected Brown Carbon Samples and Its Effect on Cloud Condensation Nuclei Abilities.

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Müller, S., Giorio, C., Borduas-Dedekind, N.  (2023) ACS Environmental Au, 3 (3): 164-178

24. Lignin's ability to nucleate ice via immersion freezing and its stability towards physicochemical treatments and atmospheric processing.

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Bogler, S., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2020) Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20: 14509-14522

27. Journals with open-discussion forums are excellent educational resources for peer review training exercises

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Borduas-Dedekind, N., Short, K. C., and Carlson, S. P. (2023) Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15: 1437–1440

23.  UVB-irradiated Laboratory-generated Secondary Organic Aerosol Extracts Have Increased Cloud Condensation Nuclei Abilities: Comparison with Dissolved Organic Matter and Implications for the Photomineralization Mechanism


Borduas-Dedekind, N.*, Nizkorodov, S., McNeill K. (2020) CHIMIA, 74: 142-148

26. Singlet oxygen seasonality in aqueous PM10 is driven by biomass burning and anthropogenic secondary organic aerosol.


Bogler, S., Daellenbach, K. R., Bell, D. M., Prévôt, A. S. H., El Haddad, I., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2022) Environ. Sci. Technol. 56, 22: 15389–15397

22. Spatial and temporal variability in the ice-nucleating ability of alpine snowmelt and extension to frozen cloud fraction.


Brennan, K. P., David, R. O., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2020) Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20: 163-180

20. Reactive oxygen species production from secondary organic aerosols: The importance of singlet oxygen.

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Manfrin, A., Nizkorodov, S., Malecha, K., Getzinger, G., McNeill, K., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2019) Environ. Sci. Technol., 53: 8553-8562

19.  The Green Chemistry Initiative’s Contributions to Chemistry Education at the University of Toronto and Beyond. 

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Waked, A. E., Demmans, K. Z., Hems, R. F., Reyes, L. M., Mallov, I., Daley, E., Hoch, L.B., Mastronardi, M. L., De La Franier, B. J., Borduas, N., Dicks, A. P.* (2019) Green Chem Lett Rev., 12: 187-195

18. Photomineralization mechanism changes the ability of dissolved organic matter to activate cloud droplets and to nucleate ice crystals.

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Borduas-Dedekind, N.*, Ossola, R., David, R.O., Boynton, L.S., Weichlinger, V., Kanji, Z. A.*, McNeill, K. (2019) Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19: 12397-12412

25. Development of the drop Freezing Ice Nuclei Counter (FINC), intercomparison of droplet freezing techniques, and use of soluble lignin as an atmospheric ice nucleation standard.

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Miller, A. J., Brennan, K. P., Mignani, C., Wieder, J., David, R. O., Borduas-Dedekind, N.* (2021) Atmos. Meas. Techn.,14: 3131-3151

21. Development of the DRoplet Ice Nuclei Counter Zurich (DRINCZ): Validation and application to field collected snow samples.

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David, R. O.*, Cascajo, M. C., Brennan, K. P., Rösch, M., Els, N., Werz, J., Weichlinger, V., Boynton, L., Bogler, S., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Marcolli, C., Kanji, Z. A.* (2019) Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12: 6865-6888

17. Sources of isocyanic acid (HNCO) indoors: a focus on cigarette smoke.

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Hems, R., Wang, C., Collins, D. B., Zhou, S., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Siegel, J. A., Abbatt, J. P. D.* (2019) Environ. Sci. Processes Impacts., 21: 1334-1341

16. Isocyanic acid (HNCO) and its fate in the atmosphere: A review. 

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Leslie, M., Ridoli, M., Murphy, J. G., Borduas-Dedekind, N.*(2019) Environ. Sci. Processes Impacts., 21: 793-808

15. Singlet oxygen photooxidation of peptidic oxazoles and thiazoles.

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Manfrin, A., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Lau, K., McNeill, K.* (2019) J. Org. Chem., 84: 2439-2447

12. Exploring conditions for ultrafine particle formation from oxidation of cigarette smoke in indoor environments. 

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Wang, C., Collins, D. B., Hems, R. F., Borduas, N., Antinolo, M., Abbatt, J. P. D.* (2018) Environ. Sci. Technol., 52: 4623-4631

11. Gas-phase mechanisms of the reactions of reduced organic nitrogen compounds with OH radicals. 

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Borduas, N.*, Abbatt, J. P. D., Murphy, J. G., So, S., da Silva, G. (2016) Environ. Sci. Tecnol., 50: 11723-11734

8. Experimental and theoretical understanding of the gas phase oxidation of atmospheric amides with OH radicals: Kinetics, products, and mechanisms.

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Borduas, N., da Silva, G., Murphy, J. G.*, Abbatt, J. P. D.* (2015) J. Phys. Chem. A., 119: 4298-4308

7. The potential of methylsiloxanes as solvents for synthetic chemistry applications. 

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Ab Rani, M. A., Borduas, N., Colquhoun, V., Hanley,R., Johnson,H., Larger,S., Lickiss, P. D.*, Llopis-Mestre, V., Luu, S., Mogstad, M., Oczipka, P., Sherwood, J. R., Welton, T.,* Xing, J.-Y. (2014) Green Chem., 16: 1282-1296

14. Comparing industrial amination reactions in a combined class and laboratory green chemistry assignment.

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Obhi, N. K., Mallov, I., Borduas, N., Rousseaux, S. A. L.,* Dicks, A. P.* (2018) J. Chem. Ed., 96: 93-99

13. Seasonal influences on surface ozone variability in continental South Africa and implications for air quality.

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Laban, T. L., van Zyl, P. G.*, Beukes, J. P., Vakkari, V., Jaars, K., Borduas- Dedekind, N., Josipovic, M., Thompson, A. M., Kulmala, M., Laakso, L. (2018) Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18: 15491-15514

10. Gas Phase Oxidation of Nicotine by OH Radicals: Kinetics, Mechanisms and Formation of HNCO. 

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Borduas, N.*, Murphy, J. G., Wang, C., da Silva, G., Abbatt, J. P. D. (2016) Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 3:327-331

6. Gas phase oxidation of monoethanolamine (MEA) with OH radicals and ozone: Kinetics, products and particles.

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Borduas, N., Abbatt, J. P. D.*, Murphy, J. G.* (2013) Environ. Sci. Technol., 47: 6377-6383

9. Solubility and reactivity of HNCO in water: Insights into HNCO’s fate in the atmosphere.

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Borduas, N., Place, B.,Wentworth, G. R., Abbatt, J. P. D., Murphy, J. G.* (2016) Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16: 703-714

5. Ion chromatographic separation and quantitation of alkyl methylamines and ethylamines in atmospheric gas and particulate matter using preconcentration and suppressed conductivity detection.

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VandenBoer, T. C., Markovic, M. Z., Petroff, A., Czar, M. F., Borduas, N., Murphy, J. G.* (2012) J. Chromatogr. A., 1252: 74-83 

4. Cyclopalladation of phenylbenzamides: Synthesis and structure of bimetallic palladium(II)-complexes.

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Borduas, N., Lough, A. S., Dong, V. M.* (2011) Inorganica Chimica Acta., 369: 247-252

3. Pd-Catalyzedortho-arylation of phenylacetamides, benzamides, and anilides with simple arenes using sodium persulfate.

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Yeung, C. S., Zhao, X., Borduas, N., Dong, V. M.* (2010) Chem. Sci., 1: 331-336

2. Aerobic and electrochemical oxidative cross-dehydrogenative-coupling (CDC) reaction in an imidazolium-based ionic liquid.

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Baslé, O., Borduas, N., Dubois, P., Chapuzet, J. M., Chan, T.-H., Lessard, J.,* Li, C.-J.* (2010) Chem. Eur. J., 16: 8162-8166 

1. Copper-catalyzed oxidative coupling of benzylic C−H bonds with 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds.

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Borduas, N., Powell, D. A.* (2008) J. Org. Chem. 73: 7822-7825 

Book Chapters:

6. Aspuru-Guzik, A., Baik, M.-H., Balasubramanian, S., Banerjee, R., Bart, S., Borduas-Dedekind, N., Chang, S., Chen, P., Corminboeuf, C., Coudert, F.-X., Cronin, L., Crudden, C., Cuk, T., Doyle, A., Fan, C., and 35 other co-authors, (2019) Charting a Course for Chemistry.

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5. Borduas, N.*, (2018) Chapter: Tropospheric Ozone in South Africa. State of the Air Report 2018 

(Chapter published as part of a government report for the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa.)

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4. Borduas, N.*, Donahue, N. (2017) Chapter 3.1. The Natural Atmosphere. Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach. Elsevier, pp 131-150.

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3. Borduas, N.* (2016) Sharing African Science on Social Media. (Commentary)

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2. Borduas, N., Lin, V. S.* (2016) Research highlights: Laboratory studies of the formation and transformation of atmospheric organic aerosols. 

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1. Yeung, C. S., Borduas, N., Dong, V. M.* (2012) Metal-Catalyzed Heck-Type Reactions and C–C Cross Coupling via C–H Activation. Science of Synthesis, Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions 43: Chapter 3.3 

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