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Christopher Laperle


Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor

Contact Information:
Albertus Magnus Hall 318A


Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego

Area(s) of Expertise:

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics

Awards and Honors:

Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Award - Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement

Selected Publications:

Devanny, Alexander., Baryiames, Christopher., Laperle, Christopher. (2015). FTIR investigation of the equilibrium structure of osmium pentacarbonyl in alcohol solvents. Chemical Physics Letters634, 198-202.

Chase, Hilary., McDonough, Thomas., Overly, Kenneth., Laperle, Christopher. (2013). Combined 1H NMR and DFT Study of the Solvent Effects on the Iron Pentacarbonyl-Catalyzed Photo-Assisted Isomerization of Allyl Alcohol. The Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry26 (4), 322-326. Wiley.

Lunny, Elizabeth., Laperle, Christopher. (2012). FTIR and DFT-D investigation of the structure of ruthenium pentacarbonyl in small alcohol solvents. Chemical Physics Letters543 (1-3), 86-91. Elsevier.

Ahr, Brian., Chollet, Matthieu., Adams, Bernhard., Lunny, Elizabeth., Laperle, Christopher., Rose-Petruck, Christoph. (2011). Picosecond x-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics13, 5590-5599. RSC.

Lunny, Elizabeth., Belec, Lindsay., McDonough, Thomas., Armatas, N. Gabriel., Laperle, Christopher. (2011). Solvent induced structural dynamics of ruthenium pentacarbonyl in benzene. Chemical Physics Letters508 (1-3), 43-48. Elsevier.

Recent Presentations:

Laperle, Christopher., American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, "Poster: Solution dynamics of osmium pentacarbonyl in alcohol solvents". March, 2014.