Christopher Laperle

Associate 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, A. Baryiames, C. Laperle, C. (2015) FTIR investigation of the equilibrium structure of osmium pentacarbonyl in alcohol solvents. Chemical Physics Letters.(634), 198-202.

Chase, H. McDonough, T. Overly, K. Laperle, C. (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 Chemistry.(26), 322-326.

Lunny, E. Laperle, C. (2012) FTIR and DFT-D investigation of the structure of ruthenium pentacarbonyl in small alcohol solvents. Chemical Physics Letters.(543), 86-91.

Ahr, B. Chollet, M. Adams, B. Lunny, E. Laperle, C. Rose-Petruck, C. (2011) Picosecond x-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.(13), 5590-5599.

Lunny, E. Belec, L. McDonough, T. Armatas, N. Laperle, C. (2011) Solvent induced structural dynamics of ruthenium pentacarbonyl in benzene. Chemical Physics Letters.(508), 43-48.

Selected Presentations:

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