Becca Ward

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Becca Ward

Lecturer

B.A. (Hon) Chemistry & Anthropology, Grinnell College, 2009

M.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2013

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2016

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Publications

  • Huff, A.K.; Ward, R.M.; Leopold, K.R. Microwave spectrum and structure of the SO3-SO2 weakly bound complex. In press at J. Mol. Spec. 2020, DOI 10.1016/j.jms.2020.111327
  • Smith, C.J.; Huff, A.K.; Ward, R.M.; Leopold, K.R. Carboxylic Sulfuric Anhydrides. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2020, 124, 601. 
  • Boley, S.P.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Leroy, J.M.; Engebretsen, K.M.; Stellpflug, S.J.; Development and Feasibility of a Porcine Model of Amlodipine Toxicity. J. Med. Tox. 2020, 16, 61
  • Huff, A.K.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Smith, C.J.; Leopold, K.R. A Perfluorinated Carboxylic Sulfuric Anhydride: Microwave and Computational Studies of CF3COOSO2OH. J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 123, 2237.
  • Smith, C.J.; Huff, A.K.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Leopold, K.R. Hydration of an Acid Anhydride: The Water Complex of Acetic Sulfuric Anhydride. J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122, 4549.
  • Smith, C.J.; Huff, A.K.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Leopold, K.R. Observation of Two Conformers of Acrylic Sulfuric Anhydride by Microwave Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A 2017, 121, 9074.
  • Huff, A.K.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Smith, C.J.; Leopold, K.R. Facile Formation of Acetic Sulfuric Anhydride: Microwave Spectrum, Internal Rotation, and Theoretical Calculations. J. Phys. Chem. A 2017, 121, 5659.
  • Dewberry, C.T.; Mueller, J.L.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Timp, B.A.; Marshall, M.D.; Leung, H.O.; and Leopold, K.R. The effect of ortho-fluorination on intermolecular interactions of pyridine: Microwave spectrum and structure of the CO2 – 2,6-difluoropyridine weakly bound complex. J. Mol. Spec. 2017, 1146, 373.
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Dewberry, C.T.; Cornelius, R.D.; Smith, C.J.; and Leopold, K.R. Multidimensional Large Amplitude Dynamics in the Pyridine-Water Complex. J. Phys. Chem. A 2017, 121, 855. 
  • Dewberry, C.T.; Cornelius, R.D.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Smith, C.J.; Dvorak, M.A.; Leopold, K.R. Microwave Spectrum and Structure of the 3,5-difluoropyridine-CO2 van der Waals Complex. J. Mol. Spec. 2016, 328, 67. 
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Dewberry, C.T.; Leopold, K.R. The Trimethylamine-Formic Acid Complex: Microwave Characterization of a Prototype for Potential Precursors to Atmospheric Aerosol. J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 2268. 
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Dewberry, C.T.; Coulston, E.; Cole, G.C.; Legon, A.C.; Tew, D.P.; Leopold, K.R. Intramolecular Competition Between n-pair and π-pair Hydrogen Bonding: Microwave Spectrum and Internal Dynamics of the Pyridine-Acetylene Hydrogen-Bonded Complex. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143, 104309.
  • Dewberry, C.T.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Green, S.; Leopold, K.R. 3D-printed Slit Nozzles for Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2015, 86, 065107. 
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Dewberry, C.T.; Leopold, K.R. Gas phase observation and microwave spectroscopic characterization of formic sulfuric anhydride. Science 2015, 349, 6243. 
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Dewberry, C.T.; Leopold, K.R. The Formic Acid – Nitric Acid Complex: Microwave Spectrum, Structure, and Proton Transfer. J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 7975.
  • Dewberry, C.T.; Huff, A.K.; Mackenzie, R.B.; Leopold, K.R. Microwave spectrum, van der Waals bond length and 131Xe quadrupole coupling constant of Xe-SO3. J. Mol. Spec. 2014, 304, 43. 
  • Mackenzie, R.B.; Timp, B.A.; Mo, Y.; Leopold, K.R. Effects of a remote binding partner on the electric field and electric field gradient at an atom in a weakly bound trimer. J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 139, 034320.

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