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Peter H. Dinolfo

Associate 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:

Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A Method Toward Fabricating Semiconducting 3R-NbS2 Ultrathin Films," J. Phys. Chem C, 2015, 119, 19763-19771.

Saha, Swatilekha; Nicolaï, Adrien; Owens, Jonathan R.; Krawicz, Alexandra; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Meunier, Vincent; Lewis, Kim, M.; "Temperature Dependent and Bistable Current-Voltage Measurements in Zinc Porphyrin Molecular Junctions," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 10085–10090.

Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Zhang, Lihua; Kisslinger, Kim; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A simple growth method for Nb2O5 films and their optical properties," RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 36129–36139.

Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Fluorescence Properties of Mixed Molecular Multilayer Films of BODIPY and Zn(II) Tetraphenylporphyrins," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 8053–8060.

Buchwald, James R.; Kal, Subhadeep; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Determination of the Mechanism of Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Complex: Comparison of Density Functional Theory Calculations with Experiment," J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 25869–25877.

Kal, Subhadeep; Ayensu-Mensah, Louis; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Evidence for Catalytic Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycle," Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2014, 423, 201–206.

Beauvilliers, Evan E.; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis and Characterization of Perylene Diimide Based Molecular Multilayers Using CuAAC: Towards Panchromatic Assemblies," RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 32866–32875.

Kal, Subhadeep; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction by a Dicobalt Tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycle in Nonaqueous Electrolyte," Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 7137–7145.

Kal, Subhadeep; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Structural, Electrochemical, and Spectroscopic Investigation of Acetate Bridged Dinuclear tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycles of Mn and Zn." Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 13963–13973.

Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Civic, Marissa R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Photocurrent Enhancement by Multilayered Porphyrin Sensitizers in a Photoelectrochemical Cell." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 7604–7612.

Leonardi, Matthew J.; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Efficient Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in 1,2,3-Triazole Linked BODIPY-Zn(II) meso-tetrapheynylporphyrin Donor-Acceptor Arrays." Inorg. Chem , 2012, 51, 13114–13122.

Krawicz, Alexandra; Palazzo, Joseph; Wang, Gwo-Ching; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Zn(II) and Ni(II) 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-ethynylphenyl)porphyrin Multilayers on Au using Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition." RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 7513–7522.

Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Structural Analysis of Porphyrin Multilayer Films on ITO Assembled Using Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition by ATR IR." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 4703–4713.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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