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Leonard J. Soltzberg

Leonard J. Soltzberg

Leonard J. Soltzberg

Leonard J. Soltzberg
Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., M.A., Brandeis University

B.S., University of Delaware


  • mass spectrometric analysis
  • computers in chemistry

Recent Publications

(boldface names are Simmons students)

"3D Fluorescence Characterization of Synthetic Organic Dyes," L.J. Soltzberg, Sandy Lor, Nnennaya Okey-Igwe, and Richard Newman, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2012) 3, 622-631.

"Metal Contamination in MALDI Samples Prepared with the "Vortex" Solvent-free Method," L.J. Soltzberg, Elthea Hendrickson, Amanda McLaughlin, Sarah Newsky, Cassandra Saikin, and Melissa Trieu, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2009) 23, 462.

"MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometric Identification of Dyes and Pigments," L.J. Soltzberg, Amanda Hagar, Supicha Kridaratikorn, Anne Mattson, and R. Newman, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2007) 18, 2001.

"Identification of a Quenching Species in Ruthenium Tris-Bipyridine Electroluminescent Devices," L.J. Soltzberg, J.D. Slinker, S. Flores-Torres, D.A. Bernards, G.G. Malliaras, H.D. Abruña, J-S. Kim, R.H. Friend, M.D. Kaplan, and V.G. Goldberg, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2006) 128, 7761.

"Interpretation of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectra of Transition Metal Complexes in the Presence of Matrix Adducts," L.J. Soltzberg, Kathy Do, Snehal Lokhande, Sara Ochoa, and Mai Tran, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2005) 19, 2473.

"Note on Photocatalytic Destruction of Organic Wastes: Methyl Red as a Substrate," L.J. Soltzberg and Virginia Brown, Journal of Chemical Education (2005) 82, 526.

"Small Molecule MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Using a Polymer Matrix," L.J. Soltzberg and Pina Patel, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2004) 18, 1455.

"Predictive Modeling of Chemical Reactions," N.E. Lee, Ayako Honda, Michelle Sanford, Mojisola Sekoni, and L.J. Soltzberg, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research (2003) 4, 141.