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Researcher: Blackman, AJ (Dr Adrian Blackman)

Fields of Research

Organic chemistry
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
Colloid and surface chemistry
Timber, pulp and paper
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Physical organic chemistry
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Freshwater ecology
Other chemical sciences
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Theoretical and computational chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Ecological physiology
Basic pharmacology
Horticultural crop growth and development
Systems physiology
Horticultural production
Forest health and pathology
Organic chemical synthesis
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Paper products and pulp
Other education and training
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other environmental management
Non-dairy milk
Other plant production and plant primary products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Air quality
Hardwood plantations
Other health
Horticultural crops
Printing and publishing processes
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Animal protection chemicals

Career Best Publications

Chemical relationships between the sea hare Aplysia parvula and the red seaweed Laurencia filiformis from Tasmania; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Convolutindole A and Convolutamine H, New Nematocidal Brominated Alkaloids from the Marine Bryozoan Amathia convoluta; Journal of Natural Products
Monocyclic Diterpenes from the Marine Alga Caulerpa trifaria (Chlorophyta); Australian Journal of Chemistry
Polyhalogenated Monoterpenes from a Tasmanian Collection of the Red Seaweed Plocamium cartilagineum; Journal of Natural Products
The Degradation of the Natural Pyrethrins in Crop Storage; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Research Publications

A multi-component insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; 58th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
A multicomponent insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; Appita Journal
A pedagogical approach to qualitative organic analysis - Simulating the integration of wet tests, spectroscopy and common sense; Journal of Chemical Education
A study of the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
An Innovative Approach Characterising the Interactions Leading to Pitch Deposition; Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
Biogenic volatile organic compounds in the ambient air and plant emissions of a Tasmanian native forest, and the relationship between emission rates and essential oil content; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Bryozoan secondary metabolites and their chemical ecology; Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Structure and Chemistry Part D
Chemical relationships between the sea hare Aplysia parvula and the red seaweed Laurencia filiformis from Tasmania; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Comparison of Organic Extractives Found in Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) Honey and Leatherwood Flowers and Leaves; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Composition of Australian honey extractives .1. Norisoprenoids, monoterpenes, and other natural volatiles from blue gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) and yellow box (Eucalyptus melliodora) honeys; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Computer Simulation of Chemical Instruments
Computer-aided drug design for new pharmacological targets in the treatment of obesity; Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society Conference
Convolutindole A and Convolutamine H, New Nematocidal Brominated Alkaloids from the Marine Bryozoan Amathia convoluta; Journal of Natural Products
Cylindricines H-K, novel alkaloids from the ascidian Clavelina cylindrica; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Further acetogenins from Tasmanian collections of Caulocystis cephalornithos demonstrating chemical variability; Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Honey-like flavours in beer; Royal Australian Chemical Institute 10th National Convention
Interactions of Pitch Components at a Molecular Level; Chemical Technology of Wood, Pulp and Paper
Localization of the amathamide alkaloids in surface bacteria of Amathia wilsoni Kirkpatrick, 1888 (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata); Hydrobiologia
Metabolic fate of dietary terpenes from Eucalyptus radiata in common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus); Journal of Chemical Ecology
Monocyclic Diterpenes from the Marine Alga Caulerpa trifaria (Chlorophyta); Australian Journal of Chemistry
New Amathamides with Nematocidal Activity from Tasmanian Collections of the Marine Bryozoans Amathia convoluta and Amathia wilsoni; 1st International Congress on the Chemistry of Natural Products
New compounds from Tasmanian caulerpa species; Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference
New compounds from Tasmanian caulerpa species; Australian Natural Products Symposium
Polyhalogenated Monoterpenes from a Tasmanian Collection of the Red Seaweed Plocamium cartilagineum; Journal of Natural Products
Screening Tasmanian marine organisms for antiparasitic activity; Phytochemistry Reviews
Screening Tasmanian Marine Organisms for Antiparasitic Activity; Chemistry & Biology of Marine Organisms
Secondary Metabolites from the Marine Alga Caulerpa brownii (Chlorophyta); Australian Journal of Chemistry
Software program for teaching organic analysis and spetroscopy http://www.chem.utas.edu.au/staff/blackman/shareware/torganal.htm
SPECPNMR: A Proton NMR Slideshow; Journal of Chemical Education: Software
Taspec-pmr - teaching pmr spectroscopy by slideshow
The Degradation of the Natural Pyrethrins in Crop Storage; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volatile and odorous compounds from the bryozoan Biflustra perfragilis; Biochemical Systematics and Ecology

Research Projects

Bioactive compounds from Tasmanian marine invertebrates and macroalgae; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Bioactive compounds: utilising Tasmania's marine resources.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Domestic animal parasite control agents from Tasmania's marine environment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Flavour and aroma producing compounds in Tasmanian beer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Isolation and structural elucidation of novel compounds from marine organisms; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Marine chemical ecology of Bryozoans; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Preparation for an APA(I).; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Purchase of a Benchtop Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Study of Wood Resin Deposition; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Vanilloid receptors and their control of metabolism; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Development of Tasmanian Grown Plant Extracts as Insecticide Synergists
Opinion on Effect of Heat on Pyrethrum Crops
Sample testing

Research Candidate Supervision

Chemically modified cotton linters- Preparations and papermaking properties
Imidazole Substituted Ligands in Late Transitional Metal Catalysis. Comparative Synthetic, Spectroscopic and Catalytic Studies
Investigation of the chemistry and antiparasitic activity of metabolites from Tasmanian marine organisms
Investigation of the Composition and Methods for Apportioning Woodsmoke to Air Pollution in Launceston
Secondary Metabolites from Sponges (Phlum Porifera)
Studies of marine natural products in Tasmania
Studies of the secondary metabolite content of Tasmanian Caulerpa species
Study of the Interactions leading to Wood Resin Deposition
The chemical composition of Tasmanian beer, malt and wort
Title- Alkaloids from an Ascidian and Two Bryozoans from Tasmania