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1. Colloid and surface chemistry — Prof. T. W. Healy.

2. Picosecond spectroscopy - Dr R. Cooper, Dr P. J. Thistlethwaite.

3. Pulse radiolysis of gases — Dr R. Cooper.

4. Photochemistry of tryptophan and related molecules - Dr P. J. Thistlethwaite.

i . Valence theory - Dr R. D. Harcourt.

6. Thermodynamic properties of liquid mixtures - Dr C. L. Young.

7. Electrochemistry and measurement of activity coefficients - Dr P. T. McTigue.

8. Effect of pressure on equilibria and rates of reaction in solution - Dr R. D. Alexander.

9. Fluorescence studies on polyelectrolytes - Dr F. E. Treloar.

10. Thermoluminescence dating of South-East Asian pottery - Dr F. E. Treloar.

11. Spectroscopic studies of solutes in liquid hydrogen fluoride — Dr C. G. Barraclough.

12. Rate studies on some organic substitution reaciions — Dr A. A. Humffray.


1. McTIGUE, P. T. ed. - Chemistry: Kev to the Earth (interim edition), Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1977.


I . FLEMING, G. R., KNIGHT, A. E. W.. MORRIS, J. M„ ROBBINS, R. J. and ROBINSON, G. W. - Picosecond Fluorescence Studies of Rotational Diffusion, in Lasers in Chemistry, ed. M . A. West, p. 316,

2. HEALY, T. W. - Thc Chemistrv of Mineral Slurry Processing, in 77ie Handling of Concentrates, pp. 17-33.

A M I R A , Melbourne. 1977.

3. YOUNG. C. L. — Experimental Methods for Studying Phase Behaviour of Mixtures, in Chemical Thermodynamics Vol. 2. ed. M . L. McGlashan, pp. 71-104. Chemical Society. London, 1977.



Raman and Ultraviolet Spectra of Phthalonitrile. Terephthalonitrile and 2.6-Dichlorobenzonitrile. Ausi. J.

Chem. 30: 753-765 (1977).

5. BARRACLOUGH, C. G., BERKOVIC, G. E. and DEACON, G. N . - The Vibrational Spectra of Some Phenylmercuric Halides and Diphenylmcrcurv. Ausi. J. Chem. 30: 1905-1916 (1977).

6. BARRACLOUGH, C. G.. COCKMAN. R. W. and O'DONNELL, T. A. - Electronic Spectra of Some Transition Metal and Lanthanide Ions in Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride. Inorg. Chem. 16: 673-677 (1977).

7. CAMPBELL, G. S., HURLE, R. L., LIE, S. P. and YOUNG. C. L. - Gas-Liquid Critical Temperatures of Electron Donor-Electron Acceptor Mixtures. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 401-405 (1977).

8. COOPER. R., GRIESER. F. and SAUER. M . C. Jr. - A Kinetic Study or the Formation of Excited States in the Pulse Radiolvsis or Gaseous Xenon-Iodine Systems. J. Phvs. Chem. SI: 1889 (1977).

9. COOPER, R„ GRIESER, F„ SAUER, M. C. Jr. and SANGSTER, D. F. - Formation and Decay Kinetics or the 2p Levels or Neon. Argon. Krypton and Xenon produced by Electron-Beam Pulses. J. Phvs. Chem. HI:

2215 (1977).

10. CROSS, R. F. and McTIGUE. P. T. - Activitv Cocrficients or Alkyl Acetates in Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. SO: 814-821 (1977).'

11. CROSS, R. F. and McTIGUE. P. T. - An Analysis of the Thermodynamics of Transfer of Polar Non- Electrolytes from Water to Aqueous Concentrated Salt Solutions. Ausi. J. Chem. 30: 2597-2562 (1977).

12. DAVIES. W. D. and TRELOAR, F. E. - The Application o( Racemization Dating in Archeology: A Critical Review. The Artefact. 2: 63-94 (1977).

13. FEHER, A. 1„ COLLINS, F. D. and HEALY, T. W. - Mixed Monolayers o! Simple Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 511-519 (1977).

14. FLEMING, G. R., HARROWFTELD, I . R., KNIGHT, A. E. W., MORRIS, J. M., ROBBINS, R. J. and ROBINSON, G. W. - Properties or Single Picosecond Pulses from Ncodymium Phosphate Glass. Opt.

Commun. 20: 36 (1977).

15. FLEMING, G. R„ KNIGHT, A. E. W., MORRIS, J. M., ROBBINS, R. J. and ROBINSON, G. W. - Picosecond Spectroscopic Studies ol Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission in Organic Dvc Molecules.

Chem. Phvs. 23: 61 (1977).

16. FLEMING, G. R.. MORRIS. J. M . and ROBINSON. G. W. - Picosecond Fluorescence Spectroscopy using a Streak Camera. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 11 (1977).


— Picosecond Fluorescence Studies o( Xanthene Dves. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 99: 4306 (1977).

18. FLEMING, G. R., MILLAR, D. P., MORRIS, G. C , MORRIS. J. M . and ROBINSON, G. W. - Exciton Fission and Annihilation in Crystalline Tetracene. Aust. J. Chem. 30: I I (1977).

19. FLEMING, G. R., KNIGHT, A. E. W., MORRIS, J. M., ROBBINS, R. J. and ROBINSON, G. W. - Rotational Diffusion orthe Mode Locking Dye DODCI and its Photoisomer. Chem. Phvs. Leu. 49: I (1977).

20. FLEMING, G. R., KNIGHT, A. E. W„ MORRIS, J. M . . ROBBINS, R. J. and ROBINSON, G. W. - Slip Boundary Conditions (or Molecular Rotation: Time Dependent Fluorescence Dcpolarisalion Studies of BBOT. Chem. Phvs. Lett. 51: 399 (1977).


— Picosecond Fluorescence Studies ofthe Fluorescence Probe Molecule, 1.8-Anilinonaphthalene Sulphonate (ANS). Israel J. Chem. (Special Issue), Autumn, 1977.

22. HARCOURT, R. D. and MARTIN, G. E. - Superexehange and Some Molecular Orbital Calculations of the Exchange Parameter for Copper(H) Carboxylate Dimers. J. Chem. Soc. Faradayll. 73: 1-14 (1977).

23. HARCOURT, R. D. - "Increased-Valence" Bonding Units: 6-Elcctron 5-Ccntre Bonding forS.,N4, Pyrrole and XcrFA and then-Bonding for S A ' j t S-N. and (SN)X. J. Inorg. and Nucl. Chem. 39: 237-242 (1977).

24. HARCOURT, R. D. - "Increased-Valence" Formulae and the Reactions o( l-c(ll) Porphyrin Complexes with 0, to form Binuclear Oxo-Bridgcd Dimers. J. Inorg. and Nucl. Chem. 39: 243-247 (1977).

25. HARCOURT, R. D. - A Semi-Classical Derivation of the Shell Structure for Moms.Naturwissenschafteii 64: 485-486 (1977).

26. HARCOURT. R. D. - Valence Formulas'for the Fe(ll)0; linkage of O.xyhemaglobin and Cytochrome P- 450-Dependent Mono-Oxvgcnases. Inl.J. Quantum Chem.. Quumum Hiologv Svmp. 4- 143-153 (1977).

27. HARCOURT, R. D. and WINTER, G. - The Asymmetry of M-S Bonds in Xanthate Complexes and Possible M-O Interactions. J. Inorg. and Nucl. Chem. 39: 360-362 (1977).

28. HEALY, T. W., YATES, D. E., WHITE, L. R. and CHAN. D. - Ncrnstian and Non-Ncrnstian Potential Differences at Aqueous Interfaces. J. Electroanal. Chem. SO: 57-66 (1977).

29. HICKS. C. P. and YOUNG. C. L. - Theoretical Prediction of Phase Behaviour at High Temperature Pressures for Non-Polar Mixtures: Part I Computer Solution Techniques and Stability Tests. J. Chem. Soc.

Faradav I I 73: 597-612 (1977).

30. HICKS, C. L„ HURLE. R. L. and YOUNG. C. L. - Theoretical Prediction of Phase Behaviour al High Temperatures and Pressures for Non-Polar Mixtures: Pari IV Comparison wilh Experimenlal Results for Carbon Dioxide + n-Alkane Mixtures. J. Chem. Soc. Faraday I I 73: 1884-1887 (1977).

31. HICKS. C. P. and YOUNG, C. L. - Prediction of Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium: Theorv. Computer Techniques and Application to Permanent Gas Mixtures at Pressures in excess of Five Bar. Ausi. J. Chem.

30: 2583-2590 (1977).

32. HOMOLA, A. M. and JAMES. R. O. - Heterocoagulation ol Amphoteric Colloids. J. Chem. Soc. Faradav I . 73: 1436-1442 (1977).

CHEMISTRY 185 33. HOMOLA. A. and JAMES. R. O. - Preparation and Characterization of Amphoteric Polystyrene Latices.

J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 59: 123-134 (1977).

34. HOMOLA. A. M . . SNOOK. I . and VAN M EG EN, W. - Excess Pressures in Colloidal Dispersions. J.

Colloid & Interlace Sci. 61: 493 (1977).

35. JAMES, R. O., WIESE. G. R. and HEALY, T. W. - Charge Reversal Coagulation of Colloidal Dispersions by Hydrolysable Metal Ions. J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 59: 381-385 (1977).

36. HURLE. R. L., TOCZYLKIN, L. S. and YOUNG. C. L. - Theoretical Prediction of Phase Behavioural High Temperatures and Pressures for Non-Polar Mixtures: Part I I I Comparison with Upper Critical Solution Temperatures for Perfluoromethylcyclohe.xanc + Hydrocarbons. J. Chem. Soc. Faradav I I . 75:

618-622 (1977).

37. HURLE. R. I . . . JONES, J. and YOUNG, C. L. - Theoretical Prediction of Phase Behaviour at High Temperatures and Pressures for Non-Polar Mixtures: Part I I . Gas-Gas Immiscibility. J. Chem. Soc. Faradav I I . 73: 613-617 (1977).

38. MARSH. K. N. and YOUNG, C. L. - The Gas-Liquid Critical Properties of Alkane Mixtures:

Cvcloalkancs + n-Alkanes and Cycloalkanes + Branched Alkanes. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 2103-2106 (1977).

39. MOIGNARD. M. S., JAMES. R. O. and HEALY, T. W. - Adsorption of Calcium at the Zinc Sulphide- Water Interface. Aust. J. Chem 30: 733-740 (1977).

40. MOIGNARD, .M. S., DIXON, D. R. and HEALY, T. W. - Electrokinetic Properties of the ZnS and NiS- Water Interfaces. Proc. Aus. I M M . No. 263: 31-40 (1977).

41. ROBINSON. G. W„ MORRIS, J. M., ROBBINS, R. J. and I T E M I N G . G. R. - Picosecond Emission Spectroscopy. Loser Spectroscopy 133 (Proceedings SPIE Symposium, San Diego. August. 1977.) 42. THISTLETHWAITE, P. J. - The Vibrational Analysis of the 274 nm Svstem of Benzonitrile: A

Reinterpretation. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 1595-1600 (1977).

43. TOCZYLKIN, L. S. and YOUNG. C. L. - Comparison of the Values of the Interaction Parameter ? from Upper Critical Solution Temperatures of Acetone + Alkanes with Values obtained from Gas-Liquid Critical Temperatures. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 767-770 (1977).

44. TOCZYLKIN, I . . S. and YOUNG, C. L. - Vapour Pressures of Some Liquids composed of Quasi- Spherical Molecules near their Critical Point and Applicability of the Principle of Corresponding Stales.

Ausi. .1. Chem. 30- 1591-1593.(1977).

45. YATES. D. E.. GRIESER. F„ COOPER, R. and HEALY, T. W. - Tritium Exchange Studies on Mclal Oxide Colloidal Dispersions. Aust. J. Chem. 30: 1655-1660 (1977).

T H E S E S P A S S E D FOR H I G H E R D E G R E E S Doctor of Philosophy

1. SCOLLARY, C. E. — Non-Empirical Valence Electron Calculations on Croup V Halides and Transition Metal Pi Complexes

2. GRIESER, F. - Radiolylic Excitation of Cases

3. PITT, M. G. — Physical and Photochemistry of Conjugated Nitramines Master of Science

I. HURLE, R. L. — Theoretical Predictions of Phase Behaviour in Binary Mixtures T H E S E S IN P R O G R E S S

PhD Theses in Progress R. L. BRUCE — Electrophilic Substitution of Naphthalene H. E. IMBERGER - Oxidation of Organic Sulphides

D. J. KEW — Vibrational Spectra of some Transition Metal Compounds J. RALSTON — Heavy Metal Ion Activation of Zinc Sulphide .1. A. ROPER — Electronic Excitation in Electron Irradiated Gases B. A. SCHAEFER — 77re Mechanism of Formation of Ions in Flames

MSc Theses in Progress J. T. FRAYNE — A Spectroscopic Study of Ion Solvation in Mixed Solvents .1. S. LYONS - Studies of Monodispersed Sols

L. S. TOCZYLKIN - Phase Behaviour of Binary Mixtures

S U B S T A N T I A L G R A N T S R E C E I V E D Grants have been received as follows: —

ARGC: Excitation Processes in Electron Irradiated Gases.

ARGC: Nanosecond Pulse Radiolysis Study of Gaseous OH Radicals.

ARGC: Kinetics of Adsorption at thc Solid-Liquid Interface.

ARGC: The Coagulation of Dispersed Colloids in Water by Aluminium Salts.

ARGC: Time-Resolved Fluorescence Studies of Conformational Transitions in Synthetic Polyelectrolytes.