Department of Chemistry

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

"Photoacoustic trace detection of gases at the parts-​per-​quadrillion level with a moving optical grating"
Xiong, L.
Bai, W.
Diebold, G.J.
et. al.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1706040114.
"Quantifying the Product Distribution of a Chemical Reaction by 1H NMR Spectroscopy: A Cooperative Learning Approach for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory"
Yennie, C.J.
Hopson, R.
Hess, K.M.
J. Chem. Educ.. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00601.
"Synthesis of formamidinium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals through solid–liquid–solid cation exchange"
Hills-Kimball, K.
Nagaoka, Y.
Cao, C.
Chaykovsky, E.
Chen, O.
J. Mater. Chem. C. 2017. pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/tc/c7tc00598a.
"Crystal Structural Effect of AuCu Alloy Nanoparticles on Catalytic CO Oxidation"
Zhu, H.
Sun, S.
J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 2017. PubMed ID:28587462.
"Ligand Binding Constants to Lithium Hexamethyldisilazide Determined by Diffusion-Ordered NMR Spectroscopy"
Tai, O.
Williard, P.G.
Hopson, R.
J. Org. Chem.. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00800.