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H. Cristina Geiger

Lecturer Of Chemistry, Emerita
585-245-5226
cgeiger@geneseo.edu

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. 

H. Cristina Geiger

Office Hours

Wednesday 5:00-7:00 pm

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • MS: University of Notre Dame (www.nd.edu)

  • Licenciatura: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

  • BS: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society

Publications

Research Interests

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.

 Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Chiral Biphenyl-Cholesterol Gels

 Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Chiral Biphenyl-Cholesterol Gels

 

 

Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Chiral Biphenyl-Cholesterol Gels

 

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.

 Non-Steroidal Biphenyl Gelators: Correlation of Xerogel Structure with Solid-State Structure and CD Spectroscopy.

 Non-Steroidal Biphenyl Gelators: Correlation of Xerogel Structure with Solid-State Structure and CD Spectroscopy.

 Non-Steroidal Biphenyl Gelators: Correlation of Xerogel Structure with Solid-State Structure and CD Spectroscopy.

 

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