Department of Chemistry

  • Showcasing Summer Research

    Showcasing Summer Research

    Undergrad Researchers on Summer UTRAs Present at Brown Research Symposium. Read more.

  • Special Journal Issue Named in Honor of Prof. David E. Cane

    Special Journal Issue Named in Honor of Prof. David E. Cane

    An issue of The Journal of Antibiotics has been named in honor of Prof. David E. Cane, featuring his editorial. Read more.

  • Paul G. Williard to serve as Department Chair

    Paul G. Williard to serve as Department Chair

    The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Paul G. Williard will serve as Department Chair starting July 1, 2016. 

    We look forward to working with Prof. Williard.

Welcome to Chemistry at Brown

The Chemistry Department at Brown maintains world-class facilities that enable scientific inquiry almost without limitations. In many cases, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students collaboratively pursue interdisciplinary research within the department. Learn more about our faculty research areas.

The Chemistry Department offers A.B., Sc.B. and Ph.D. degrees for excellence in scholarship and research. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Recent Publications

"Organic Phase Syntheses of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Applications"
Wu, L.
Mendoza-Garcia, A.
Li, Q.
Sun, S.
Chem. Rev. 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00687.
"Perfluoroalkyl Grignard Reagents: NMR Study of 1-Heptafluoropropylmagnesium Chloride in Solution"
Guang, J.
Hopson, R.
Williard, P.G.
et. al.
J. Org. Chem. 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00807.
"Highly Dynamic Interactions Maintain Kinetic Stability of the ClpXP Protease During the ATP-​Fueled Mechanical Cycle"
Sello, J.K.
et. al.
ACS Chem. Biol. . 2016 DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.6b00083.
"The inherent dynamics of isotropic- and nematic-phase liquid crystals"
Frechette, L.
Stratt, R.M.
J. Chem. Phys. 2016. doi: 10.1063/1.4953618..
"Observation of femtosecond molecular dynamics via pump-​probe gas phase x-​ray scattering"
Budarz, J.M.
Minitti, M.P.
Cofer-Shabica, D.V.
Stankus, B.
Weber, P.M.
et. al.
J. Phys. B. 2016. DOI:10.1088/0953-4075/49/3/034001.