Christine Caputo

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1788
Office: Chemistry, Parsons Hall Rm W231, Durham, NH 03824
Christine A. Caputo

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.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Catalysis/Kinetics
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Materials
  • Organometallic Chemistry, Main Group
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar, Photochemical Conversion

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 409: Chemistry and Society
  • CHEM 576: Experimental Inorganic Chem
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study
  • CHEM 699: Thesis
  • CHEM 903: Adv Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 997: Sem/Organic-Inorganic
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Chemistry
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry

Selected Publications

Huang, P., Huang, J., Pantovich, S. A., Carl, A. D., Fenton, T. G., Caputo, C. A., . . . Li, G. (2018). Selective CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Single Cobalt Sites on Carbon Nitride under Visible-Light Irradiation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(47), 16042-16047. doi:10.1021/jacs.8b10380

Riffle, J. V., Flynn, C., St. Laurent, B., Ayotte, C. A., Caputo, C. A., & Hollen, S. M. (2018). Impact of vacancies on electronic properties of black phosphorus probed by STM. Journal of Applied Physics, 123(4), 044301. doi:10.1063/1.5016988

Martindale, B. C. M., Hutton, G. A. M., Caputo, C. A., Prantl, S., Godin, R., Durrant, J. R., & Reisner, E. (2017). Enhancing Light Absorption and Charge Transfer Efficiency in Carbon Dots through Graphitization and Core Nitrogen Doping. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(23), 6459-6463. doi:10.1002/anie.201700949

Martindale, B. C. M., Hutton, G. A. M., Caputo, C. A., Prantl, S., Godin, R., Durrant, J. R., & Reisner, E. (2017). Enhancing Light Absorption and Charge Transfer Efficiency in Carbon Dots through Graphitization and Core Nitrogen Doping. Angewandte Chemie, 129(23), 6559-6563. doi:10.1002/ange.201700949

Wang, S., McCrea-Hendrick, M. L., Weinstein, C. M., Caputo, C. A., Hoppe, E., Fettinger, J. C., . . . Power, P. P. (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(19), 6586-6595. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02269

Hutton, G. A. M., Reuillard, B., Martindale, B. C. M., Caputo, C. A., Lockwood, C. W. J., Butt, J. N., & Reisner, E. (2016). Carbon Dots as Versatile Photosensitizers for Solar-Driven Catalysis with Redox Enzymes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(51), 16722-16730. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b10146

Kasap, H., Caputo, C. A., Martindale, B. C. M., Godin, R., Lau, V. W. -H., Lotsch, B. V., . . . Reisner, E. (2016). Solar-Driven Reduction of Aqueous Protons Coupled to Selective Alcohol Oxidation with a Carbon Nitride–Molecular Ni Catalyst System. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(29), 9183-9192. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b04325

Wombwell, C., Caputo, C. A., & Reisner, E. (2015). [NiFeSe]-Hydrogenase Chemistry. Accounts of Chemical Research, 48(11), 2858-2865. doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00326

Martindale, B. C. M., Hutton, G. A. M., Caputo, C. A., & Reisner, E. (2015). Solar Hydrogen Production Using Carbon Quantum Dots and a Molecular Nickel Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(18), 6018-6025. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b01650

Caputo, C. A., Brazeau, A. L., Hynes, Z., Price, J. T., Tuononen, H. M., & Jones, N. D. (2009). A Cation-Captured Palladium(0) Anion: Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding of [PdBr(PPh3)2]−Ligated by an N-Heterocyclic Phosphenium Cation. Organometallics, 28(17), 5261-5265. doi:10.1021/om9006278

Most Cited Publications