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Dr. Tadeusz Górecki

Selected recent publications:

A. Mostafa, H. Shaaban and T. Górecki, “Multidimensional liquid chromatography applied to the analysis of pesticides”, in: “High Performance Liquid Chromatography in Pesticide Residue Analysis (Part of the Chromatographic Science Series)”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, in print.

H. Shaaban and T. Górecki, “Recent Trends in Green Chromatography for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in the Aquatic Environment”, in: “Liquid Chromatography: Principle, Technology and Applications" Nova Publisher, in print.

J. Płotka, M. Tobiszewski, A.M. Sulej, M. Kupska, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Green Chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1307 (2013), 1-20.

T. Dymerski, T. Chmiel, A. Mostafa, M. Śliwińska, P. Wiśniewska, W. Wardencki, J. Namieśnik, T Górecki, “Botanical and Geographical Origin Characterization of Polish Honeys by Headspace SPME-GC×GC-TOFMS”, Current Organic Chemistry, 17(8) (2013), 853-870.

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “Green ultra-fast high performance liquid chromatographic method using a short narrow bore column packed with fully porous sub-2 µm particles for simultaneous determination of selected pharmaceuticals as surface water and wastewater pollutants”, Journal of Separation Science, 36 (2013), 252–261.

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “Fast ultrahigh performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of 25 emerging contaminants in surface water and wastewater samples using superficially porous sub-3 µm particles as an alternative to fully porous sub-2 µm particles”, Talanta, 100 (2012), 80–89.

S. Seethapathy, T. Górecki, “Applications of Polydimethylsiloxane in Analytical Chemistry: A Review”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 750 (2012) 48– 62 (invited paper).

A. Mostafa, M. Edwards, T. Górecki, “Optimization aspects of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC)”, Journal of Chromatography A,1255 (2012), 38-55.

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “Fused core particles as an alternative to fully porous sub-2 mm particles in pharmaceutical analysis using coupled columns at elevated temperature”, Analytical Methods, 4 (2012), 2735-2743.

D.R. Worton, N.M. Kreisberg, G.A. Isaacmann, A.P. Teng, C. McNeish, T. Górecki, S.V. Hering, A.H. Goldstein, “Thermal desorption comprehensive multi-dimensional gas chromatography: An improved instrument for in-situ measurements of organic aerosols”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 46 (2012), 380-393.

J. Poerschmann, M. Koschorreck, T. Górecki,"Organic Matter in Sediments of an Acidic Mining Lake as Assessed by Lipid Analysis. Part I: Fatty Acids", Science of the Total Environment, 414 (2012) 614–623.

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “Optimization and validation of fast ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatographic method for simultaneous determination of selected  sulphonamides in water samples using a fully porous sub-2 µm column at elevated temperature”, Journal of Separation Science, 35 (2012), 216–224.

A. Mostafa, T. Górecki, “History and evolution of GC x GC”, in: L. Mondello (ed.), “Comprehensive Chromatography in Combination with Mass Spectrometry”, Wiley Interscience Series on Mass Spectrometry, Hoboken (NJ), 2011, p. 93-115.

J. Vestner, S. Malherbe, M. du Toit, H. H. Nieuwoudt, A. Mostafa, T. Górecki, A.G.J. Tredoux, A. de Villiers, “Investigation of the volatile composition of Pinotage wines fermented with different malolactic starter cultures using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOF-MS)”, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59 (2011), 12732-12744.

M. Bielski, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Kompletna dwuwymiarowa chromatografia gazowa - nowoczesne narzędzie analityczne. Cz. II: Aparatura” (“Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography – a modern analytical tool. Part II: Instrumentation”), Analityka (Poland), 4 (2011), 4-9.

M. Bielski, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Kompletna dwuwymiarowa chromatografia gazowa - nowoczesne narzędzie analityczne. Cz. I: Podstawy techniki” (“Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography – a modern analytical tool. Part I: Fundamentals”), Analityka (Poland), 3 (2011), 18-22.

M. Edwards, A. Mostafa, T. Górecki, “Modulation in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC x GC): Twenty years of innovation”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 401 (2011), 2335-2349 (invited paper).

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “High Temperature - High Efficiency Liquid Chromatography using Sub-2 µm Coupled Columns for the Analysis of Selected Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Veterinary Antibiotics in Environmental Samples”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 702 (2011) 136– 143.

H. Shaaban, T. Górecki, “High Efficiency Liquid Chromatography Using sub-2 μm Columns at Elevated Temperature for the Analysis of Sulfonamides in Wastewater”, Chromatographia, 74 (2011) 9–17.

Ż. Polkowska, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Determination of atmospheric pollutants in wet deposition”, Environmental Reviews 19 (2011) 185-213.

B.T. Weldegergis, A.M. Crouch, T. Górecki, A. de Villiers, “Solid phase extraction in combination with comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry for the detailed investigation of volatiles in South African wines”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 701 (2011) 98– 111.

O. Panić, T. Górecki, C. McNeish, A.H. Goldstein, B.J. Williams, D.R. Worton, S.V. Hering, N.M. Kreisberg, “Development of a New Consumable-Free Thermal Modulator for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GC×GC)”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1218 (2011) 3070–3079.

B.T. Weldegergis, A. de Villiers, C. McNeish, S. Seethapathy, A. Mostafa, T. Górecki, A. M. Crouch, “Characterization of volatile components of Pinotage wines using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC x GC-TOFMS)”, Food Chemistry 129 (2011) 188–199.

S. Seethapathy, T. Górecki, “Polydimethylsiloxane-based permeation passive air sampler. Part I: Calibration constants and their relation to retention indices of the analytes”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1218(1) (2011), 143-155.

T. Górecki, H. Shaaban El-Hussieny Mohamed, “Total Parameters as a Tool for the Evaluation of the Load of Xenobiotics in the Environment”, in: P. Szefer and J. Namiesnik (ed.), “Analytical Measurements in Aquatic Environments”, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), Boca Raton – London - New York, 2010, p. 223-240.

S. Seethapathy, T. Górecki, “Polydimethylsiloxane-based permeation passive air sampler. Part II: Effect of temperature and humidity on the calibration constants”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1217(50) (2010), 7907-7913.

J. Poerschmann, U. Trommler, T. Górecki, “Aromatic Intermediate Formation during Oxidative Degradation of Bisphenol A by Homogeneous Substoichiometric Fenton Reaction”, Chemosphere, 79(10) (2010), 975-986.

K. Kozlowska-Tylingo, J. Namiesnik , T. Górecki, “Determination of estrogenic endocrine disruptors in environmental samples – a review of chromatographic methods”, Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 40(3) (2010), 194-201.

K. Klimaszewska, P. Konieczka, Z. Polkowska, T. Górecki, J. Namiesnik, “Comparison of Ion Chromatography and Isotachophoresis for the Determination of Selected Anions in Atmospheric Wet Deposition Samples”, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 19(1) (2010), 93-99.

M. Urbanowicz, B. Zabiegała, J. Namieśnik, T. Górecki, "Spatial and seasonal patterns of BTEX in the Tricity (Poland) determined using Radiello passive samplers", Journal of Environmental Quality, 39 (2010), 896–906.

S. Risticevic, H. Lord, T. Górecki, C.L. Arthur, J. Pawliszyn, “Protocol for solid-phase microextraction method development”, Nature Protocols 5(1) (2010), 122-139.

J. Poerschmann, U. Trommler, T. Górecki, F.-D. Kopinke, “Formation of chlorinated biphenyls, diphenyl ethers and benzofuranes as a result of Fenton-driven oxidation of 2-chlorophenol“, Chemosphere 75(6) (2009), 772-780.

K. Desmet, M. Schelfaut, T. Górecki, P. Sandra, “Evaluation of the suitability of sampling on Tenax TA and polydimethylsiloxane for the analysis of combustion gases”, Talanta, 79(3) (2009), 967 - 970.

Ż . Polkowska, M. Tobiszewski, T. Górecki and J. Namieśnik, “Pesticides in rain and roof runoff waters from an urban region”, Urban Water Journal, 6 (2009), 441 – 448.

J. Poerschmann, S. Rauschen, U. Langer, J. Augustin, T. Górecki, “Fatty Acid Patterns of Genetically Modified Cry3Bb1 Expressing Bt-Maize MON88017 and Its Near-Isogenic Line”, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57 (2009), 127-132.

J. Poerschmann, S. Rauschen, U. Langer, J. Augustin, T. Górecki, “Molecular Level Lignin Patterns of Genetically Modified Bt-Maize MON88017 and Three Conventional Varieties Using Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide (TMAH)-Induced Thermochemolysis”, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56 (2008), 11906-11913.

N. Oldridge, O. Panic, T. Górecki, “Stop-Flow Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography with Pneumatic Switching”, Journal of Separation Science, 31 (2008), 3375-3384.

J. Poerschmann, Z. Parsi, T. Górecki, “Non-discriminating Flash Pyrolysis and Thermochemolysis of Heavily Contaminated Sediments from the Hamilton Harbor (Canada)”, Journal of Chromatography A 1186 (2008), 211-221.

A.H. Goldstein, D.R. Worton, B.J. Williams, S.V. Hering, N.M. Kreisberg, O. Panić, T. Górecki, “Thermal Desorption Aerosol GC×GC: Comprehensive Chromatographic Resolution for In-Situ Measurements of Organic Aerosols”, Journal of Chromatography A 1186 (2008), 340-347.

S. Seethapathy, T. Górecki, X. Li, “Passive Sampling in Environmental Analysis”, Journal of Chromatography A 1184 (2008) 234 - 253.

J. Poerschmann, D. Fabbri, T. Górecki, “Investigation of the solvent extracts of humic organic matter (HOM) isolated from Ravenna Lagoon to study environmental pollution and microbial communities”, Chemosphere 70 (2007), 206-214.

J. Poerschmann, U. Trommler, D. Fabbri, T. Górecki, “Combined application of non-discriminated conventional pyrolysis and tetramethylammonium hydroxide-induced thermochemolysis for the characterization of the molecular structure of humic acid isolated from polluted sediments from the Ravenna Lagoon”, Chemosphere 70 (2007), 196-205.

A. de Villiers, T. Górecki, F. Lynen, R. Szucs, P. Sandra, “Enhancing the Universal Response of the Evaporative Light Scattering Detector Using Mobile Phase Compensation”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1161 (2007) 183–191

N. De Coensel, K. Desmet, P. Sandra, T. Górecki, “Determination of Polydimethylsiloxane-Air Partition Coefficients using Headspace Sorptive Extraction (HSSE)”, Journal of Chromatography A 1150(1-2) (2007), 183-189.

Z. Parsi, N. Hartog , T. Górecki, J. Poerschmann, “Analytical Pyrolysis as a Tool for Characterization of Natural Organic Matter - a Comparison of Different Approaches”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 79 (2007), 9-15.

C. Brunelli, T. Górecki, Y. Zhao, P. Sandra “Charged Aerosol Detection in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for Pharmaceutical Analysis”, Analytical Chemistry, 79(6) (2007), 2472-2482.

Z. Parsi, T. Górecki, “Determination of Ergosterol as an Indicator of Fungal Biomass in Various Samples using Non-discriminating Flash Pyrolysis”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1130 (2006), 145-150.

J. Harynuk, T. Górecki, “Experimental Variables in GC×GC: A Complex Interplay”, American Laboratory News, 39(4) (2007), 36-39 (invited paper).

I. Dincutoiu, T. Górecki, B. L. Parker, “Microwave-assisted extraction of volatile organic compounds from clay samples”, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 86(15) (2006), 1113–1125.

O. Panić, T. Górecki, “Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC) in Environmental Analysis and Monitoring” (invited paper), Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 386 (2006) 1013-1023.

T. Górecki, “Chromatography”, in: “Chromatographic Analysis of the Environment”, L. Nollet (ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton-London-New York, 2006, p. 133-176.

Ż. Polkowska, K. Skarżyńska, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Formaldehyde in various forms of atmospheric precipitation and deposition from highly urbanized regions”, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 53 (2006) 211-236.

T. Górecki, F. Lynen, P. Sandra, “Towards Universal Response in HPLC using Charge Aerosol Detection”, Analytical Chemistry, 78 (2006) 3186-3192.

B. Zabiegała, M. Partyka, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Application of the GC retention index system for the determination of the calibration constants of permeation passive samplers with PDMS membranes”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1117 (2006) 19-30.

T. Górecki, O. Panić, N. Oldridge, “Recent Advances in Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GC x GC)”, Journal of liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, 29 (2006), 1077-1104.

Z. Polkowska, K. Kozłowska, P. Konieczka, N. Jakubowska, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Thin Layer Head Space gas chromatography for biological monitoring of persons exposed to volatile organohalogen compounds from water”, Chemia Analityczna (Poland), 51 (2006), 109-122.

M. Moeder, C. Martin, D. Schlosser, J. Harynuk, T. Górecki, “Separation of Technical 4-nonylphenols and their Biodegradation Products by Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography Coupled to Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1107 (2006) 233–239.

Z. Zhu, J. Harynuk, T. Górecki, “Effect of First-dimension Column Film Thickness on Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatographic Separation”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1105 (2006), 17-24.

J. Harynuk, T. Górecki, “Comparison of Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography in Conventional and Stop-Flow Modes”, Journal of Chromatography A, 1105 (2006), 159-167.

Ż. Polkowska, K. Kozłowska, Z. Mazerska, T. Górecki, J. Namieśnik, “Volatile organohalogen compounds in human urine: The effect of environmental exposure”, Chemosphere, 62 (4), (2006), 626-640.



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