John Arnold


(510) 375-2011
526 Latimer Hall

(510) 643-5381 (lab)

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Professor of Chemistry

Work in our group targets synthetic inorganic chemistry, with the primary goal being to make, purify, and study molecules and materials that are interesting by virtue of their unusual structures and chemical reactivity.

We have extensive experience in the synthesis and study of new and unusual molecular inorganic and organometallic compounds of the d-, p-, and f- block elements. The emphasis is on preparing compounds that exhibit novel reactivity and/or catalytic behavior, particularly in the context of activation of small molecules such as H2, N2, O2, CO2 and N2O. In addition to the dry-box and Schlenk techniques used to prepare and manipulate compounds, we exploit a variety of characterization methods, including multinuclear NMR, X-ray crystallography, EPR and electrochemistry.

Further details of our group's activities can be found on our group website.