• Mark Lipke
  • Assistant Professor
  • Research Synopsis: Inorganic/organometallic chemistry and catalysis using novel synthetic and mechanistic approaches derived from the fields of supramolecular chemistry, porous materials, and polymer chemistry.
  • Phone: (848) 445-6921




There is worldwide interest in developing sustainable electrochemical methods for producing fuels and other chemicals that are currently derived from coal, oil, and natural gas. Research in the Lipke Lab contributes to these efforts by examining fundamental chemical questions regarding the mutual interactions of electrons, molecules, and materials. Our studies employ a bottom-up experimental approach that focuses on understanding the simplest (supra)molecular structures capable of supporting certain useful emergent features, such as nanoconfined catalytic sites or electronic coupling between multiple redox centers. By studying these features in systems that straddle the boundary between molecules and materials, we aim to develop insights into the design of (nano)materials with useful conductive and catalytic properties. For more information about specific projects, visit marklipke.com.


Selected Publications

Blackburn, P. T.; Lipke, M. C. J. Coord. Chem. 2022, 75, 1520 – 1542.
Effects of a triangular nanocage structure on the binding of neutral and anionic ligands to CoII and ZnII porphyrins”

Rothschild, D. A.; Kopcha, W. P.; Tran, A.; Zhang, J.; Lipke, M. C. Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 5325 – 5332.
“Gram-scale synthesis of a covalent nanocage that preserves the redox properties of encapsulated fullerenes”

Blackburn, P. T.; Mansoor, I. F.; Dutton, K. G.; Tyryshkin, A. M.; Lipke, M. C. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 11342 – 11345.
“Accessing three oxidation states of cobalt in M6L3 nanoprisms with cobalt-porphyrin walls”

Mansoor, I. F.; Dutton, K. G.; Rothschild, D. A.; Remsing, R. C.; Lipke, M. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 16993 – 17003.
“Uptake, trapping, and release of organometallic cations by redox-active cationic hosts”

Dutton, K. G.; Lipke, M. C. J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98, 2578 – 2583.
“Correcting frost diagram misconceptions using interactive frost diagrams”

Mansoor, I. F.; Wozniak, D. I.; Wu, Y.; Lipke, M. C. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 13864 – 13867.
“A delocalized cobaltoviologen with seven reversibly accessible redox states and highly tunable electrochromic behaviour”

Dutton, K. G.; Rothschild, D. A.; Pastore, D. B.; Emge, T. J.; Lipke, M. C. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 12616 – 12624.
“The Influence of Redox-Active Linkers on the Stability and Physical Properties of a Highly Electroactive Porphyrin Nanoprism”  

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