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Overview

  • The Caputo Group is interested in the design and synthesis of new organic and organometallic complexes that can act as catalysts or precursors for the development of new photoactive materials. Photochemical and electrochemical techniques are used to test for catalytic activity and spectroscopic methods are used to study the photophysical properties of new materials. Current research projects are focussed on using Earth-abundant metals to synthesize organometallic complexes for the catalytic conversion of small molecules (e.g. CO, CO2 etc.) into more valuable sustainable fuel precursors using sunlight.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Selective CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Single Cobalt Sites on Carbon Nitride under Visible-Light Irradiation.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  140:16042-16047. 2018
    2018 Impact of vacancies on electronic properties of black phosphorus probed by STMJournal of Applied Physics.  123:044301-044301. 2018
    2017 Enhancing Light Absorption and Charge Transfer Efficiency in Carbon Dots through Graphitization and Core Nitrogen DopingAngewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.  129:6559-6563. 2017
    2017 Enhancing Light Absorption and Charge Transfer Efficiency in Carbon Dots through Graphitization and Core Nitrogen Doping.Angewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.  56:6459-6463. 2017
    2017 Dynamic Behavior and Isomerization Equilibria of Distannenes Synthesized by Tin Hydride/Olefin Insertions: Characterization of the Elusive Monohydrido Bridged Isomer.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  139:6586-6595. 2017
    2017 Tin(II) Hydrides as Intermediates in Rearrangements of Tin(II) Alkyl Derivatives.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  139:6596-6604. 2017
    2016 Carbon Dots as Versatile Photosensitizers for Solar-Driven Catalysis with Redox Enzymes.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  138:16722-16730. 2016
    2016 Cleavage of Ge-Ge and Sn-Sn Triple Bonds in Heavy Group 14 Element Alkyne Analogues (EAriPr4)(2) (E = Ge, Sn; Ar-iPr4 = C6H3-2,6(C6H3-2,6-Pr-i(2))(2)) by Reaction with Group 6 CarbonylsOrganometallics.  35:2759-2767. 2016
    2016 Solar-Driven Reduction of Aqueous Protons Coupled to Selective Alcohol Oxidation with a Carbon Nitride–Molecular Ni Catalyst SystemJournal of the American Chemical Society.  138:9183-9192. 2016
    2016 Reactions of Terphenyl-Substituted Digallene (ArGaGaAriPr4)-Ga-iPr4 (Ar-iPr4 = C6H3-2,6-(C6H3-2,6-Pr-i(2))(2)) with Transition Metal Carbonyls and Theoretical Investigation of the Mechanism of AdditionOrganometallics.  35:579-586. 2016
    2016 Addition of alkynes to digermynes: experimental insight into the reaction pathwayJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions Dalton Transactions.  45:7226-7230. 2016
    2015 [NiFeSe]-Hydrogenase ChemistryAccounts of Chemical Research.  48:2858-2865. 2015
    2015 Solar Hydrogen Production Using Carbon Quantum Dots and a Molecular Nickel CatalystJournal of the American Chemical Society.  137:6018-6025. 2015
    2015 Carbon nitride–TiO 2 hybrid modified with hydrogenase for visible light driven hydrogen productionChemical Science.  6:5690-5694. 2015
    2014 Activation of gaseous PH 3 with low coordinate diaryltetrylene compoundsChemical Communications.  50:1944-1946. 2014
    2014 Photocatalytic hydrogen production using polymeric carbon nitride with a hydrogenase and a bioinspired synthetic Ni catalystAngewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.  53:11538-11542. 2014
    2013 Heavier Main Group Dimetallene Reactivity: Effects of Frontier Orbital SymmetryOrganometallics.  32:2278-2286. 2013
    2013 Counterintuitive Mechanisms of the Addition of Hydrogen and Simple Olefins to Heavy Group 13 Alkene AnaloguesJournal of the American Chemical Society.  135:1952-1960. 2013
    2012 The Role of Group 14 Element Hydrides in the Activation of C–H Bonds in Cyclic OlefinsJournal of the American Chemical Society.  134:14595-14603. 2012
    2012 Reversible and Irreversible Higher-Order Cycloaddition Reactions of Polyolefins with a Multiple-Bonded Heavier Group 13 Alkene Analogue: Contrasting the Behavior of Systems with π–π, π–π*, and π–n+ Frontier Molecular Orbital SymmetryJournal of the American Chemical Society.  134:7155-7164. 2012
    2011 Activation of olefins with low-valent gallium compounds under ambient conditionsChemical Communications.  47:7506-7508. 2011
    2010 A new approach to internal Lewis pairs featuring a phosphenium acid and a pyridine baseJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions Dalton Transactions.  39:11069-11073. 2010
    2009 A Cation-Captured Palladium(0) Anion: Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding of [PdBr(PPh3)2]−Ligated by an N-Heterocyclic Phosphenium CationOrganometallics.  28:5261-5265. 2009
    2009 Phospha-Fischer Carbenes: Synthesis, Structure, Bonding, and Reactions of Pd(0)− and Pt(0)−Phosphenium ComplexesOrganometallics.  28:990-1000. 2009
    2008 N-Heterocyclic phosphenium cations: syntheses and cycloaddition reactionsJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions Dalton Transactions.  3461-3469. 2008
    2007 Modular syntheses of oxazolinylamine ligands and characterization of group 10 metal complexesCanadian Journal of Chemistry.  85:85-95. 2007
    2007 Developments in asymmetric catalysis by metal complexes of chiral chelating nitrogen-donor ligandsJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions Dalton Transactions.  4627-4640. 2007

    Teaching Activities

  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2019
  • Experimental Inorganic Chem Taught course 2019
  • Experimental Inorganic Chem Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2019
  • Adv Inorganic Chemistry I Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Adv Inorganic Chemistry I Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2017
  • Sem/Organic-Inorganic Taught course 2017
  • Thesis Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2017
  • Chemistry and Society Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2017
  • Adv Inorganic Chemistry I Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2016
  • Sem/Organic-Inorganic Taught course 2016
  • Chemistry and Society Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2016
  • Thesis Taught course 2016
  • Adv Inorganic Chemistry I Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Chemistry, Carleton University
  • M.S. Chemistry, Mcgill University
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Full Name

  • Christine Caputo
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Chemistry

    23 Academic Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States