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Peter H. Dinolfo

Assistant Professor; Director of Graduate Program
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Dinolfo Research Group

Education:
B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1998
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2004
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007

Research Areas:

  • Design and Synthesis of Supramolecular Coordination Compounds
  • Fundamentals of Electron Transfer in Inorganic Materials
  • Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy of Inorganic Compounds
  • Development of Redox Catalysts for Solar Fuel Formation
  • Surface Functionalization and Modification Techniques

Selected Publications:

            (1)        Palomaki, P. K. B.; Krawicz, A.; Dinolfo, P. H. "Thickness, Surface Morphology, and Optical Properties of Porphyrin Multilayer Thin Films Assembled on Si(100) Using Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition" Langmuir 2011, 27, 4613-4622.

            (2)        Palomaki, P. K. B.; Dinolfo, P. H. "A Versatile Molecular Layer-by-Layer Thin Film Fabrication Technique Utilizing Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition" Langmuir 2010, 26, 9677-9685.

            (3)        Dinolfo, P. H.; Coropceanu, V.; Bredas, J.-L.; Hupp, J. T. "A New Class of Mixed-Valence Systems with Orbitally Degenerate Organic Redox Centers. Examples Based on Hexa-Rhenium Molecular Prisms" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 12592-12593.

            (4)        Devaraj, N. K.; Dinolfo, P. H.; Chidsey, C. E. D.; Collman, J. P. "Selective Functionalization of Independently Addressed Microelectrodes by Electrochemical Activation and Deactivation of a Coupling Catalyst" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 1794-1795.

            (5)        D'Alessandro, D. M.; Dinolfo, P. H.; Hupp, J. T.; Junk, P. C.; Keene, F. R. "The Effective Electron-Transfer Distance in Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes Containing the Unsymmetrical Bridging Ligand 3,5-Bis(2-Pyridyl)-1,2,4-Triazolate" European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 772-783.

            (6)        D'Alessandro, D. M.; Dinolfo, P. H.; Davies, M. S.; Hupp, J. T.; Keene, F. R. "Underlying Spin-Orbit Coupling Structure of Intervalence Charge Transfer Bands in Dinuclear Polypyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium" Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 45, 3261-3274.

            (7)        D'Alessandro, D. M.; Dinolfo, P. H.; Davies, M. S.; Hupp, J. T.; Keene, F. R. "The Underlying Spin-Orbit Coupling Structure of Intervalence Charge Transfer Bands in Dinuclear Polypyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium (Vol 45, Pg 3263, 2006)" Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 45, 4576-4576.

            (8)        Collman, J. P.; Yan, Y.-L.; Lei, J.; Dinolfo, P. H. "Active-Site Models of Bacterial Nitric Oxide Reductase Featuring Tris-Histidyl and Glutamic Acid Mimics: Influence of a Carboxylate Ligand on Fe-B Binding and the Heme Fe/Fe-B Redox Potential" Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 45, 7581-7583.

            (9)        Collman, J. P.; Yan, Y. L.; Lei, J. P.; Dinolfo, P. H. "Efficient Synthesis of Trisimidazole and Glutaric Acid Bearing Porphyrins: Ligands for Active-Site Models of Bacterial Nitric Oxide Reductase" Organic Letters 2006, 8, 923-926.

            (10)       Dinolfo, P. H.; Williams, R. D.; Hupp, J. T. "Contrasting Electroabsorbance Behavior of Two Borderline Class Ii/Class Iii Mixed-Valence Systems" Chemical Physics 2005, 319, 28-38.

            (11)       Dinolfo, P. H.; Lee, S. J.; Coropceanu, V.; Bredas, J. L.; Hupp, J. T. "Borderline Class Ii/Iii Ligand-Centered Mixed Valency in a Porphyrinic Molecular Rectangle" Inorganic Chemistry 2005, 44, 5789-5797.

            (12)       Dinolfo, P. H.; Benkstein, K. D.; Stern, C. L.; Hupp, J. T. "C- and Z-Shaped Coordination Compounds. Synthesis, Structure, and Spectroelectrochemistry of Cis- and Trans- Re(Co)3(L) (2)-2,2 '-Bisbenzimidizolate with L=4-Phenylpyridine, 2,4 '-Bipyridine, or Pyridine" Inorganic Chemistry 2005, 44, 8707-8714.

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