Dr. Lawrence L. Griffin

Dr. Lawrence L. Griffin
Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 344
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: griffinl@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4848
Fax: (409) 740-4429


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1972
  • B.S., University of Texas, 1965
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1962

Research Interests:

  • Molecular orbital and rate computations relevant to carbon nanomolecules, and reactions of gas phase ions
  • Biogeochemistry of and primary nutrient elements and trace metal and metalloid elements in the estuarine environment

Selected Publications:

D. J. Klein, D. Bhattacharya, A. Panda, L. L. Griffin, 2014. Adamantyl Super-Structures: Hyper Adamantane, Hyper-Hyper-Adamantane, toward Fractality and Beyond, NOVA International Journal of Chemical Modeling  6, 221-230.

D. Battacharya, D. J. Klein, J. M. Oliva, L. L. Griffin, D. R. Alcoba, G. E. Massaccesi 2014.  Icosahedral Symmetry Super-carborane and Beyond, 2014. Chemical Physics Letters616–617 16–19.

T. G. Schmalz, L. L. Griffin, 2010. How long are the ends of polyene chains Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 224301 (8 pages), also adopted  2009, by Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 18.

C. E. Hudson, L. L. Griffin, D. J. McAdoo, 2007. Transition state ring sizes in H-transfers in closed shell aliphatic cations International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 266, 8-14.

C. E. Hudson, L. L. Griffin, D. J. McAdoo, 2006. Why Ketonization is Favored Over Enolization in 5-Membered Ring H-Transfers by CH3C(=OH+)CH2CH2 and in 6-Membered Ring H-Transfers by CH3C(=OH+)CH2CH2CH2 International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 249-250, 120-129.

L. L. Griffin, J. Wu, D. J. Klein, T. G. Schmalz, L. Bytautus, 2005, Scaling Behavior of Ground-State Cluster Expansions for Linear Polyenes. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 102, 387-397, 2005

C. E. Hudson, L. L. Griffin, D. J. McAdoo, CH4 Loss from (CH3)4N+ Revisited: How Does This High Energy Elimination Compete with .CH2 Loss? European Journal of Mass Spectrometry 10, 767-773, 2004

C. E. Hudson, D. J. McAdoo, L. L. Griffin, J. C. Traeger, 2003. Why CH3CH3+. Formation Competes with H. Loss from CCCO C3H6O+ Isomers. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 14, 136-142, 2003

C. E. Hudson, J. C. Traeger, L. L. Griffin, D. J. McAdoo, 2006. Why Do Losses of Polyatomic Fragments Strongly Dominate Losses of Atoms at High Energies? Methyl versus Cl. Loss from the 2-Chloropropane Cation. Journal of Physical Chemistry 107, 512-517, 2003

L. L. Griffin, J. C. Traeger, C. E. Hudson, D. J. McAdoo, 2002. Why are smaller fragments preferentially lost from radical cations at low energies and larger ones lost at high energies? An Experimental and theoretical study. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 217, 23-44, 2002

K. W. Warnken, G. A. Gill, L. L. Griffin, P. W. Santschi, 2001. Sediment-water exchange of Mn, Fe, Ni, and Zn in Galveston Bay, Texas. Marine Chemistry 73, 215-231, 2001


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