H. Cristina Geiger has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999. She was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.
Wednesday 5:00-7:00 pm
My research interests are focused in the relatively new area of organogels. Some of the projects we are currently investigating are:
Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Chiral Biphenyl-Cholesterol Gels
Self-assembling gelators are an interesting class of molecules in the field of supramolecular chemistry and materials science. These small molecules form non-covalently linked three-dimensional network of fibers capable of immobilizing a large number of solvent molecules creating a gel.
Non-Steroidal Biphenyl Gelators: Correlation of Xerogel Structure with Solid-State Structure and CD Spectroscopy.
A series of biphenyl methyl and ethyl diester derivatives of varying chain length were synthesized and their gelation abilities and properties were compared to similar biphenyl cholesteryl diesters.
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