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Karl Christe

Professor (Research) of Chemistry

Contact Information
E-mail: kchriste@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3552
Office: LHI 106

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Education

Ph.D. Chemistry, Technical University Stuttgart, Germany, 1961
M.S. Chemistry, Technical University Stuttgart, Germany, 1960
B.S. Chemistry, Technical University Stuttgart, Germany, 1957
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Research Professor, University of Southern California, 1994-  
 

Other Employment

Senior Staff Avisor, Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, 1994-2005  
Group Leader Exploratory chemistry, Rocketdyne, 1967-1994  
Senior Research Chemist, Stauffer Chemical, 1962-1967  
Ph.D. Fellow, Farbwerke Hoechst, Germany, 1960-1961  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Our interests are very broad and range from very basic studies to applied research of academic, Government or industrial interest. We are particularly interested in high energy density materials (HEDM), inorganic main group chemistry, polynitrogen and nitramine chemistry, high-oxygen carriers, energetic ionic liquids, chemistry at the limits of oxidation and coordination, the synthesis and characterization of novel carbocation and fluorocarbon compounds, and the development of quantitative scales for fundamental properties, such as Lewis acidity, oxidizer strength and the “nakedness” of fluoride ion sources. Our work exploits the synergism of theory and synthesis and greatly benefits from close collaborations with several groups of theoreticians. The main goal of our research is to advance the state of the art and strive for spectacular breakthroughs, rather than settling for small incremental improvements.
 

Research Keywords

High Energy Density Materials, Polynitrogen and High-Nitrogen Compounds, High-Oxygen Carriers, Ionic-Liquid Monopropellants, Green Propellants, Polyazides, Fluorine Chemistry,
 

Research Specialties

Main Group Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis, Halogen Chemistry, Fluorine Chemistry, High-Nitrogen and High-Oxygen Chemistry, Propellants, Explosives, High Energy Density Materials
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Chrysler, Consultant
E. Merck Scientific, Consultant
Havelide, Consultant
Rocketdyne Division of Pratt & Whitney, Consultant
Science and Technology Applications, Consultant
US Enrichment Corporation, Consultant
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Adjunct Professor
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"19 Invited presentations at international and national conferences", Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, 2012-2013  
"21 Invited Lectures", International and National Conferences, Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, 2011-2012   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

Christe, K. O. (2013). Preparation of Elemental Fluorine. Efficient Preparation of Fluorine Compounds pp. 1-6. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
 

Journal Article

Haiges, R., Deokar, P., Christe, K. O. (2014). Coordination Adducts of Niobium( V) and Tantalum( V) Azide M( N3) 5 ( M= Nb, Ta) with Nitrogen Donor Ligands and their Self- Ionization**. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION. Vol. 53 (21), pp. 5431-5434.
Haiges, R., Deokar, P., Christe, K. O. (2014). Adduct Formation of Tantalum(V)- and Niobium(V) Fluoride with Neutral Group 15 Donor Ligands, an Example for Ligand Induced Self-Ionization. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANORGANISCHE UND ALLGEMEINE CHEMIE. Vol. 640 (8-9), pp. 1568-1575.
Haiges, R., Buszek, R. J., Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O. (2014). Preparation of the First Manganese(III) and Manganese(IV) Azides. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION. Vol. 53 (31), pp. 8200-8205.
Rahm, M., Belanger-Chabot, G., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2014). Nitryl Cyanide, NCNO2. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION. Vol. 53 (27), pp. 6893-6897.
Thanthiriwatte, K. S., Spruell, J. M., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O., Jenkins, H. D. (2014). Structures, Vibrational Frequencies, and Stabilities of Halogen Cluster Anions and Cations, X-n(+/-), n=3, 4, and 5. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Vol. 53 (15), pp. 8136-8146.
Yu, T., Liu, Y., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O., Lai, W., Wu, B. (2014). 4-Oxo- or 1-oxo-N7O+? A computational and experimental study. RSC ADVANCES. Vol. 4 (54), pp. 28377-28389.
Christe, K. O. (2013). Bartlett's discovery of noble gas fluorides, a milestone in chemical history. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS. Vol. 49 (41), pp. 4588-4590.
Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2013). Energetic High-Nitrogen Compounds: 5-(Trinitromethyl)-2H-tetrazole and -tetrazolates, Preparation, Characterization, and Conversion into 5-(Dinitromethyl)tetrazoles. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Vol. 52 (12), pp. 7249-7260.
Haiges, R., Jones, C. B., Christe, K. O. (2013). Energetic Bis(3,5-dinitro-1H-1,2,4-triazolyl)dihydro- and dichloroborates and Bis(5-nitro-2H-tetrazolyl)-, Bis(5-(trinitromethyl)-2H-tetrazolyl)-, and Bis(5-(fluorodinitromethyl)-2H-tetrazolyl)dihydroborate. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Vol. 52 (9), pp. 5551-5558.
Rahm, M., Christe, K. O. (2013). Quantifying the Nature of Lone Pair Domains. CHEMPHYSCHEM. Vol. 14 (16), pp. 3714-3725.
Belanger-Chabot, G., Rahm, M., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2013). [BH3C(NO2)(3)](-): The First Room-Temperature Stable (Trinitromethyl)borate. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION. Vol. 52 (42), pp. 11002-11006.
Haiges, R., Rahm, M., Christe, K. O. (2013). Unprecedented Conformational Variability in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry: the Tetraazidoarsenite and -Antimonite Salts A(+)[M(N-3)(4)](-) (A = NMe4, PPh4, (Ph3P)(2)N; M = As, Sb), Five Similar Salts, Five Different Anion Structures. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Vol. 52 (1), pp. 402-414.
Jackson, V. E., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O. (2012). Thermochemical Properties of Selenium Fluorides, Oxides, and Oxofluorides. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 51, pp. 2472-2485.
Haiges, R., Rahrn, M., Dixon, D. A., Garner, E. B., Christe, K. O. (2012). Binary Group 15 Polyazides. Structural Characterization of Bi(N(3))(4) (-) Bi(N(3))(5) (2-), bipy center dot Bi(N(3))(5) (2-), Bi(N(3))(6) (3-), bipy center dot As(N(3))(3), bipy center dot Sb(N(3))(3), and (bipy)(2)center dot Bi(N(3))(3) (2) and on the Lone Pair Activation of Valence Electrons. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 51 (2), pp. 1127-1141.
Belanger-Chabot, G., Christe, K. O. (2012). High oxygen borates as potential green replacements for ammonium perchlorate-based solid propellants. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 243
Thanthiriwatte, K. S., Vasiliu, M., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O. (2012). Structural and Energetic Properties of Closed Shell XFn (X = Cl, Br, and I; n=1-7) and XOnFm (X = Cl, Br, and I; n=1-3; m=0-6) Molecules and Ions Leading to Stability Predictions for Yet Unknown Compounds. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Vol. 51 (20), pp. 10966-10982.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Williams, J. M., Christe, K. O. (2011). Preparation and Characterization of the Binary Group 13 Azides M(N(3))(3) and M(N(3))(3)center dot CH(3)CN (M = Ga, In, Tl), Ga(N(3))(5) (2-), and M(N(3))(6) (3-) (M = In, Tl). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 50 (38), pp. 8828-8833.
Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A., Haiges, R., Hopfinger, M., Jackson, V. E., Klapotke, T. M., Krumm, B., Scherr, M. (2011). Selenium(IV) fluoride and oxofluoride anions (vol 131, pg 791, 2010). Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. Vol. 132 (5), pp. 373-373.
Christe, K. O., Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Jenkins, H. D., Garner, E. B., Dixon, D. A. (2011). Why Are P(C(6)H(5))(4) (+)N(3)(-) and As(C(6)H(5))(4) (+)N(3)(-) Ionic Salts and Sb(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) and Bi(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) Covalent Solids? A Theoretical Study Provides an Unexpected Answer. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 50 (8), pp. 3752-3756.
Grant, D. J., Wang, T., Vasiliu, M., Dixon, D. A. (2011). F+ and F- Affinities of Simple NxFy and OxFy Compounds. Inorg Chem. Vol. 50, pp. 1914-1925.
Dixon, D. A., Craciun, R., Jackson, V. E., Thanthiriwatte, K. S., Christe, K. O. (2011). Recent results in computational fluorine chemistry. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 242
Christe, K. O., Boatz, J. A., Jenkins, H. D., Garner, E. B., Dixon, D. A. (2011). Why are [P(C6H5)(4)]N-+(3)- and [As(C6H5)(4)]N-+(3)- ionic salts and Sb(C6H5)(4)N-3 and Bi(C6H5)(4)N-3 are covalent solids? A theoretical study provides an unexpected answer. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 242
Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A., Graciun, R. (2011). Second and third row transition metal hexafluorides. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 242
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O. (2010). The Synthesis and Structure of the Vanadium(IV) and Vanadium(V) Binary Azides V(N3)4, [V(N3)6]2-, and [V(N3)6]-. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 49 (43), pp. 8008-8012.
Cracium, R., Long, R. T., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O. (2010). Electron Affinities, Fluoride Affinities and Heats of Formation of the Second RowTransition Metal Hexafluorides: MF6 (M = Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag). J. Phys. Chem. A. Vol. 114, pp. 7571-7583.
Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A., Grant, D. J., Haiges, R., Tham, F. S., Vij, A., Vij, V., Wang, T. H., Wilson, W. W. (2010). Dinitrogen Difluoride Chemistry. Improved Syntheses of cis- and trans-N(2)F(2), Synthesis and Characterization of N(2)F(+)Sn(2)F(9)(-), Ordered Crystal Structure of N(2)F(+)Sb(2)F(11)(-), High-Level Electronic Structure Calculations of cis-N(2)F(2), trans-N(2)F(2), F(2)N = N, and N(2)F(+), and Mechanism of the trans-cis Isomerization of N(2)F(2). Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 49 (15), pp. 6823-6833.
Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A., Haiges, R., Hopfinger, M., Jackson, V. E., Klapoetke, T. M., Krumm, B., Scherr, M. (2010). Selenium(IV) fluoride and oxofluoride anions. J. Fluorine Chem.. Vol. 131 (7), pp. 791-799.
West, W. C., Shevade, A., Soler, J., Kulleck, J., Smart, M. C., Ratnakumar, B. V., Moran, M., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O., Prakash, G. (2010). Sulfuryl and Thionyl Halide-Based Ultralow Temperature Primary Batteries. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Vol. 157 (5), pp. A571-A577.
Cracium, R., Picone, D., Long, R. T., Li, S., Dixon, D. A., Peterson, K. A., Christe, K. O. (2010). Third Row Transition Metal Hexafluorides, Extraordinary Oxidizers and Lewis Acids: Electron Affinities, Fluoride Affinities, and Heats of Formation of WF6, ReF6, OsF6, IrF6, PtF6, and AuF6. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 49 (2010), pp. 1056-1070.
Grant, D. J., Wang, T., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O. (2010). Heats of Formation of XeF3+, XeF3-, XeF5+, XeF7+, XeF7-, and XeF8 from High Level Electronic Structure Calculations. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 49 (2010), pp. 261-270.
Christe, K. O., Haiges, R., Wilson, W. W., Boatz, J. A. (2010). Synthesis and Properties of N7O+. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 49 (2010), pp. 1245-1251.
Grant, D. J., Dixon, D. A., Camaioni, D., Potter, R. G., Christe, K. O. (2009). Lewis Acidities and Hydride, Fluoride, and X- Affinities of the BH3-nXn Compounds for (X=F, Cl, Br, I, NH2, OH, and SH) from Coupled Cluster Theory. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 48 (18), pp. 8811-8821.
Gerken, M., Moran, M. D., Mercier, H. P., Pointner, B. E., Schrobilgen, G. J., Hoge, B., Christe, K. O., Boatz, J. A. (2009). On the XeF+/H2O System: Synthesis and Characterization of the Xenon(II) Oxide Fluoride Cation, FXeOXeFXeF+. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 131 (37), pp. 13474-13489.
Christe, K. O. (2008). Neil Bartlett, Founder of Noble Gas Chemistry. Nature. Vol. 455 (11 September), pp. 182.
Matus, M. H., Nguyen, M. T., Dixon, D. A., Christe, K. O. (2008). Thermochemical Parameters of CHFO and CF2O. J. Phys. Chem. A. Vol. 112 (2008), pp. 4973.
Dixon, D. A., Grant, D. J., Christe, K. O., Peterson, K. A. (2008). The Structure and Heats of Formati The Structure and Heats of Formation of Iodine Fluorides and the Respective Closed-Shell Ions from CCSD(T) Electronic Structure Calculations and Reliable Prediction of the Steric Activity of the Free-Valence Electron Pair in ClF6-, BrF6-, and IF6-. Inorg. Chem.. Vol. 47 (2008), pp. 5485.
Grant, D. J., Matus, M. H., Switzer, J. R., Dixon, D. A., Francisco, J. S., Christe, K. O. (2008). Bond Dissociation Energies in Second-Row Compounds. J. Phys. Chem. A. Vol. 112 (14), pp. 3145-3156.
Nguyen, M. T., Matus, M. H., Ngan, V. T., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A. (2008). Energetics and Mechanism of the Decomposition of Trifluoromethanol. J. Phys. Chem. A. Vol. 112 (2008), pp. 1298.
Klapoetke, T. M., Krumm, B., Scherr, M., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2007). The Binary Selenium(IV) Azides Se(N3)4, [Se(N3)5]-, and [Se(N3)6]2-. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 46, pp. 8686-8690.
Dixon, D. A., Wang, T. H., Grant, D. J., Peterson, K. A., Christe, K. O., Schrobilgen, G. J. (2007). Heats of Formation of Krypton Fluorides and Stability Predictions for KrF4 and KrF6 from High Level Electronic Structure Calculations. Inorg. Chem.. Vol. 46, pp. 10016.
Christe, K. O., Hegge, J., Hoge, B., Haiges, R. (2007). Convenient Access to Trifluoromethanol. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 46, pp. 6155.
Wilson, W. W., Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O. (2007). Synthesis and Characterization of z-N3NFO+ and e-N3NFO+. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 46, pp. 3023.
Christe, K. O. (2007). Recent Advances in the Chemistry of N5+, N5-, and High Oxygen Compounds. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics. Vol. 32, pp. 194.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2007). Polyazide Chemistry: Synthesis and Properties of [Nb(N3)7]2- and [Ta(N3)7]2-. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 46, pp. 2869.
Schneider, S., Gerken, M., Haiges, R., Schroer, T., Boatz, J. A., Dixon, D. A., Grant, D. J., Christe, K. O. (2007). Synthesis and Characterization of Silyldichloramines, their Reactions with F- Ions, Stability of N2Cl2 and NCl2-, and Formation of NCl3. Inorg. Chem.. Vol. 46 (1), pp. 93.
Wilson, R. D., Axworthy, A. E., Christe, K. O. (2006). Photochemistry of interhalogen compounds. The Journal of the Argentine Chemical Society. Vol. 93, pp. 1-20.
Christe, K. O. (2006). Following in the Footsteps of Henri Moissan. l'actualite chimique. Vol. 301-302, pp. 34.
Jones, C. B., Haiges, R., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2006). Oxygen Balanced Energetic Ionic Liquid. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 45, pp. 4981.
Haiges, R., Wagner, R., Boatz, J. A., Yousufuddin, M., Etzkorn, M., Prakash, G., Christe, K. O., Chapman, R. D., Welker, M. F., Kreutzberger, C. B. (2006). Preparation, Characterization, and Crystal Structures of the SO3NHF- and SO3NF2- Anions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 45, pp. 5179.
Haiges, R., Gerken, M., Iuga, A., Bau, R., Christe, K. O. (2006). Are the NF4+ Cations in NF4BF4 Really Nontetrahedral. Inorg. Chem.. Vol. 45, pp. 7981.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Schroer, T., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2006). Experimental Evidence for Linear Metal-Azide Bonds. The Binary Group 5 Azides Nb(N3)5, Ta(N3)5, [Nb(N3)6]- and [Ta(N3)6]-, and 1:1 Adducts of Nb(N3)5 and Ta(N3)5 with CH3CN. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 45, pp. 4830.
Christe, K. O. (2006). LiAlH4, NaBH4 reactivities. Chemical & Engineering News. Vol. 84 (11), pp. 6-6.
Kunikeev, S. D., Taylor, H. S., Schroer, T., Haiges, R., Jones, C. B., Christe, K. O. (2006). New Signal Processing Method for the Faster Observation of Natural Abundance 15N NMR Spectra and its Application to N5+. Inorg. Chem.. Vol. 45, pp. 437.
Dixon, D. A., de Jong, W. A., Peterson, K. A., Christe, K. O., Schrobilgen, G. J. (2005). Heats of formation of xenon fluorides and the fluxionality of XeF6 from high level electronic structure calculations. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 127 (24), pp. 8627-8634.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Bau, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2005). Polyazide chemistry: The first binary group 6 azides, Mo(N(3))(6), W(N(3))(6), Mo(N(3))(7) (-), and W(N(3))(7) (-), and the NW(N(3))(4) (-) and NMo(N(3))(4) (-) ions. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 44 (12), pp. 1860-1865.
Schroer, T., Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Christe, K. O. (2005). The race for the first generation of the pentazolate anion in solution is far from over. Chemical Communications. (12), pp. 1607-1609.
Haiges, R., Schroer, T., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2005). The syntheses and structures of Ph4EN3 (E = P, As, Sb), an example for the transition from ionic to covalent azides within the same main group. Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. Vol. 631 (13-14), pp. 2691-2695.
Telser, J., Krzystek, J., Wagner, R., Christe, K. O., Boatz, J. A., Ozarowski, A., Zvyagin, S. A. (2005). High-spin Co(III): High-frequency and -field EPR of hexafluorocobaltate. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 229, pp. U1022-U1022.
Dixon, D. A., Feller, D., Christe, K. O., Wilson, W. W., Vij, A., Vij, V., Jenkins, H. D., Olson, R. M., Gordon, M. S. (2004). Enthalpies of formation of gas-phase N-3, N-3(-), N-5(+), and N-5(-) from ab initio molecular orbital theory, stability predictions for N5+N3- and N5+N5-, and experimental evidence for the instability of N5+N3. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 126 (3), pp. 834-843.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2004). The binary group 4 azides Ti(N-3)(4) P(C6H5)(4) Ti(N-3)(5) , and IP(C6H5)(4) (2) Ti(N-3)(6) and on linear Ti-N-NN coordination. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 43 (24), pp. 3148-3152.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Vij, A., Vij, V., Gerken, M., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Yousufuddin, M., Christe, K. O. (2004). Polyazide chemistry: Preparation and characterization of As(N(3))(5), Sb(N(3))(5), and IP(C(6)H(5))(4) Sb(N(3))(6). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 43 (48), pp. 6676-6680.
Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2004). N5+HF2-(NHF). Synthesis, properties and reaction chemistry. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 227, pp. U1064-U1064.
Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2004). High-energy-density materials: Synthesis and characterization of N-5(+) P(N-3)(6) (-), N-5(+) B(N-3)(4) (-), N-5(+) HF2 (-)center dot nHF,N-5(+) BF4 (-), N-5(+) PF6 (-), and N-5(+) SO3F (-). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 43 (37), pp. 4919-4924.
Haiges, R., Vij, A., Boatz, J. A., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Gerken, M., Christe, K. O. (2004). First structural characterization of binary As-III and Sb-III azides. Chemistry-A European Journal. Vol. 10 (2), pp. 508-517.
Lehmann, J. F., Schrobilgen, G. J., Christe, K. O., Kornath, A., Suontamo, R. J. (2004). X-ray crystal structures of XF6 Sb2F11 (X = Cl, Br, I); Cl-35,Cl-37, Br-79,Br-81, and I-127 NMR studies and electronic structure calculations of the XF6+ cations. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 43 (22), pp. 6905-6921.
Schneider, S., Haiges, R., Schroer, T., Boatz, J., Christe, K. O. (2004). The NH(3)Cl (+). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 43 (39), pp. 5213-5217.
Vij, A., Vij, V., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2004). Polynitrogen chemistry: Recent developments in pentazole and polyazide chemistry. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 227, pp. U1556-U1556.
Alfano, A. J., Christe, K. O., Corley, R. C. (2003). Singlet delta oxygen production from a gas-solid reaction. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 225, pp. U86-U87.
Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O., Dixon, D. A., Fir, B. A., Gerken, M., Gnann, R. Z., Mercier, H. P., Schrobilgen, G. J. (2003). Synthesis, characterization, and computational study of the trans-IO2F52- anion. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 42 (17), pp. 5282-5292.
Christe, K. O. (2003). Lifelong pursuit of "impossible" chemistry. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 225, pp. U53-U53.
Christe, K. O., Gerken, M., Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Tsyba, I., Bau, R. (2003). The (SO2)(2)N-3(-) anion. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 42 (2), pp. 416-419.
Christe, K. O., Jenkins, H. D. (2003). Quantitative measure for the "nakedness" of fluoride ion sources (vol 125, pg 9457, 2003). Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 125 (46), pp. 14210-14210.
Haiges, R., Boatz, J. A., Vij, A., Gerken, M., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2003). Polyazide chemistry: Preparation and characterization of Te(N-3)(4) and P(C6H5)(4) (2) Te(N-3)(6) nd evidence for N(CH3)(4) Te(N-3)(5). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 42 (47), pp. 5847-5851.
Netzloff, H. M., Gordon, M. S., Christe, K. O., Wilson, W. W., Vij, A., Vij, V., Boatz, J. A. (2003). On the existence of FN5, a theoretical and experimental study. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 107 (34), pp. 6638-6647.
Wilson, W. W., Vij, A., Vij, V., Bernhardt, E., Christe, K. O. (2003). Polynitrogen chemistry: Preparation and characterization of (N-5)(2)SnF6, N5SnF5, and N5B(CF3)(4). Chemistry-A European Journal. Vol. 9 (12), pp. 2840-2844.
Christe, K. O., Boatz, J. A., Gerken, M., Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Tham, F. S., Vij, A., Vij, V., Wagner, R. I., Wilson, W. W. (2002). Synthesis and characterization of the SO(2)N(3)(-), (SO(2))(2)N(3)(-), and SO(3)N(3)(-) anions. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 41 (16), pp. 4275-4285.
Christe, K. O., Gerken, M., Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Tham, F. S., Vij, A. (2002). Tritylsulfinylamine: a new member in the family of sulfinylamines. Solid State Sciences. Vol. 4 (11-12), pp. 1529-1534.
Ellern, A., Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O., Drews, T., Seppelt, K. (2002). The crystal structures of ClF(3)O, BrF(3)O, and NO (+) BrF(4)O (-). Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. Vol. 628 (9-10), pp. 1991-1999.
Gerken, M., Boatz, J. A., Kornath, A., Haiges, R., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2002). The (19)F NMR shifts are not a measure for the nakedness of the fluoride anion. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. Vol. 116 (1), pp. 49-58.
Gerken, M., Schneider, S., Schroer, T., Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2002). Improved synthesis of CsN3. Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. Vol. 628 (5), pp. 909-910.
Haiges, R., Christe, K. O. (2002). An improved method for product separation in metathetical reactions and its demonstration for the synthesis of anhydrous cesium salts. Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. Vol. 628 (8), pp. 1717-1718.
Prakash, G. K., Etzkorn, M., Olah, G. A., Christe, K. O., Schneider, S., Vij, A. (2002). Triphenylmethyldifluoramine: a stable reagent for the synthesis of gem-bis(difluoramines). Chemical Communications. (16), pp. 1712-1713.
Vij, A., Pavlovich, J. G., Wilson, W. W., Vij, V., Christe, K. O. (2002). Experimental detection of the pentaazacyclopentadienide (pentazolate) anion, cyclo-N-5(-). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 41 (16), pp. 3051-3054.
Vij, A., Tham, F. S., Vij, V., Wilson, W. W., Christe, K. O. (2002). Structures of the BrF4+ and IF4+ cations. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 41 (24), pp. 6397-6403.
Vij, A., Wilson, W., Vij, V., Tham, F., Gerken, M., Christe, K. O. (2002). Nitrogen fluoride chemistry. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 224, pp. U549-U549.
Christe, K. O. (2001). A renaissance in noble gas chemistry. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 40 (8), pp. 1419-+.
Christe, K. O., Wilson, W. W., Sheehy, J. A., Boatz, J. A. (2001). N-5(+): A novel homoleptic polynitrogen ion as a high energy density material (vol 38, pg 2004, 1999). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 40 (16), pp. 2947-2947.
Christe, K. O., Zhang, X. Z., Sheehy, J. A., Bau, R. (2001). Crystal structure of ClF(4)(+)SbF(6)(-), normal coordinate analyses of ClF(4)(+), BrF(4)(+), IF(4)(+), SF(4), SeF(4), and TeF(4), and simple method for calculating the effects of fluorine bridging on the structure and vibrational spectra of ions in a strongly interacting ionic solid. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 123 (26), pp. 6338-6348.
Hoge, B., Christe, K. O. (2001). On the stability of NF4+NO3- and a new synthesis of fluorine nitrate. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. Vol. 110 (2), pp. 87-88.
Lork, E., Mews, R., Viets, D., Watson, P. G., Borrmann, T., Vij, A., Boatz, J. A., Christe, K. O. (2001). Structure of the SO2F- anion, a problem case. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 40 (6), pp. 1303-1311.
Minkwitz, R., Reinemann, S., Seelbinder, R., Konikowski, D., Hartl, H., Brudgam, I., Hegge, J., Hoge, B., Sheehy, J. A., Christe, K. O. (2001). Synthesis and characterization of the first examples of perfluoroalkyl-substituted trialkyloxonium salts, (CH3)(2)OCF3 (+) Sb2F11 (-) and (CH3)(2)OCF(CF3)(2) (+) Sb2F11 (-). Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 40 (17), pp. 4404-4408.
Schneider, S., Vij, A., Sheehy, J. A., Tham, F. S., Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2001). In pursuit of the PO2+ cation. The reaction of KPO2F2 and SbF5 leads to an eight-membered antimony-oxygen-phosphorus-bridged ring. Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. Vol. 627 (4), pp. 631-637.
Schroer, T., Christe, K. O. (2001). Novel synthesis of ClF6+ and BrF6+ salts. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 40 (10), pp. 2415-2419.
 

Advisement

Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

Dominik Leitz, University of Munich, Germany, part of Master's Thesis, 2013-2014   
Christian Mende, University of Munich, part of Master's Thesis, 2012-2013   
Michael Weyrauther, University of Munich, Germany, part of Master's Thesis, 2010-2011   
Mathias Hopfinger, University of Munich, Germany, Part of MS Thesis, 2009-2010   
 

Honors and Awards

Tolman Award from the So Cal ACS Section, 2011-  
Elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg), 2010-  
Elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences (Liege), 2009-  
Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Alfred Stock Gedaechtnis Preis from the German Chemical Society, 2006-  
ACS Award for Creative Research & Applications of Iodine Chemistry, 2014-2015   
Inaugural Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecturer, UC Berkeley, 2009-2010   
2003 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry, 2003-2004   
Prix Moissan, 2000-2001   
1986 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, 1986-1987   
 

Service to the University

Committees

Member, Safety Committee, Chemistry Department, 2011-  
 

Review Panels

Chemistry Department, NTT Evaluation Panel, 2011-  
Dornsife College, NTT Evaluation Panel, 2011-  
 

Other Service to the University

Coaching the USC Fencing Team, 2006-  
 

Service to the Profession

Committees

Member, Presidential Committee of the German Chemical Society, 2007-  
Member, Steering Committee of the International Fluorine Society, 2000-  
 

Conferences Organized

Co-Organizer, Workshop on Polynitrogen Chemistry, USC, 2006-  
 

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006-  
German Chemical Society, 2006-  
American Chemical Society, 1962-  
 
 

Reviewer for Publication

many different publications, Routinely review about a hundred manuscripts and research proposals per year for different journals and agencies, 2005-  
 
 
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