Office Hours

  • Monday and Thursday 1:30-3:30 pm



Cristina Geiger



ISC 322
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

H. Cristina Geiger has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999.

Faculty Information


  • MS: University of Notre Dame
  • Licenciatura: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • BS: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Geiger, H. C, ; Donohoe, J. S. Green Oxidation of Menthol Enantiomers and Analysis by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: An Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory. J. Chem. Ed. 2012, in press.
  • Geiger, D. K.; Geiger, H. C.; Deck, J. "[The Crystal and Molecular Structure of] 2-(Furan-2-yl)-1,3-bis(furan-2-ylmethyl)-1H-benzimidazol-3-ium chloride monohydrate," Acta Cryst. 2012, E68, o3006-o3007.
  • Geiger, D. K.; Geiger, H. C.; Donohoe, J. S. The Crystal and Molecular Structure of 2-Amino-5-nitro-N-[(E )-thiophen-2-ylmethylidene]aniline, Acta Cryst. E 2012, 68, o2867.
  • David K. Geiger, H. Cristina Geiger, Leo Williams and Bruce C. Noll. 2-(Thiophen-2-yl)-1-(thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-1H-benzimidazole. Acat Crystallographica E68,420, 2012.
  • H. Cristina Geiger, David K. Geiger, and Christine Baldwin. Synthesis, Photophysical Characterization, and gelation Studies of a Stilben-Cholesterol derivative: An advanced Physical Organic chemistry laboratory. J.Chem. Ed. Vol. 83 No.1 January 2006.
  • Whitten, D. G.; Perlstein J.; Geiger, H. C.; Liang, K.; Lu, L.; Penner, T. P.; Rasmussen, S.; Chen, L.; Law, K-Y. Structure and Properties of aggregates formed by Self-Assembly of Amphiphiles and related species. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium of the NSF Center. World Scientific Publishing Co., editor: Lewis Rothberg. 2000,160.
  • Geiger, H. C.; Rong, W.; Whitten, D. G. Investigation of Several Cholesterol- Stilbene Organogels: An Attempt to Correlate the Photophysical Behavior to the Structure of the Gelator. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium of the NSF Center. World Scientific Publishing Co., editor: Lewis Rothberg. 2000,139
  • Rong Wang, Cristina Geiger, Liaohai Chen, Basil Swanson, and David G. Whitten; Direct Observation of Sol-Gel Conversion: The Role of the Solvent in Organogel Formation, Journal of the American Chemical Society; 2000; 122(10); 2399-2400.
  • Geiger, H. C.; Chen, L.; Perlstein, J.; Whitten, D. G. Self-Assembly of Styryl Naphthalene Amphiphiles in Aqueous Dispersions and Interfacial Films: Aggregate Structure, Assembly Properties, Photochemistry and Photophysics. J. Phys. Chem. B, 1999, 43, 9161.
  • Geiger, H. C.; Perlstein, J.; Lachicotte, R.; Wyrozebski, K. Whitten, D. G. Self-Assembly of Aromatic derivatized Amphiphiles: Phenyl, Biphenyl, and Terphenyl Acids and Phospholipids. Langmuir 1999,17, 5606.
My Classes

Chem 211:
Organic Chemistry I

    An introduction to modern organic chemistry using a functional group approach. Topics include structure/reactivity relationships, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 118 or CHEM 204, CHEM 119. Offered every fall

Chem 313:
Advanced Organic Laboratory

    A laboratory course devoted to the synthesis, separation, and identification of organic compounds, utilizing modern instrumental methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 216 and CHEM 213.

Chem 393:
Honors Research

    Chem 213:
    Organic Chemistry II

      Continuation of CHEM 211 with emphasis on the biochemically important alcohol, amine, carbonyl and aromatic functional groups. Structure elucidation by spectroscopic methods is also explored. Prerequisites: CHEM 211. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered every spring

    Chem 119:
    N/Introductory Chemistry Lab

      An introduction to the experimental techniques and methodology used to explore matter and chemical reactivity. Experiments include the synthesis and characterization of a compound, identification of unknown substances, an exploration of the gas laws, volumetric and gravimetric analysis, structure and bonding, and acid/base chemistry. Prerequisites: or Co-requisite: CHEM 116 or CHEM 203.

    Chem 216:
    Organic Chemistry Laboratory

      Laboratory practices in representative organic preparations and procedures. Prerequisites: /Corequisite: CHEM 211 or CHEM 223. Offered every fall and spring