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Sarah Spisak


Sarah Spisak
Sarah Spisak

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Taylor Science Center 1026
315-859-4749

Sarah Spisak focuses on the intercalation of alkali metals into non-planar aromatic systems. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at Hamilton College and at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. She received her doctorate in materials chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Recent Courses Taught

Principles of Chemistry

Select Publications

  • Spisak, S. N.; Sumner, N. J.; Zabula, A. V.; Filatov, A. S.;Petrukhina, M. A.; Tuning Binding of Rubidium Ions to Planar and Curved Negatively Charged π-surfaces; Organometallics, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/om4001617
  • Spisak, S. N.; Zabula, A. V.;Ferguson, M. V.; Filatov, A. S.; Petrukhina, M. A.; "Naked" Mono- and Dianions of Corannulene with Lithium Counterions: Organometallics, 2013, 32, 538-543.
  • Filatov, A. S.; Sumner, N. J.; Spisak, S. N.; Zabula, A. V.; Rogachev, A. Y.; Petrukhina, M. A.; Jahn-Teller Effect in Circulenes: X-ray Diffraction Study of Coronene and Corannule Radical Anions; Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15753-15760 (VIP).
  • Zabula A. V., Spisak S. N.; Filatov, A. S.; Petrukhina, M. A.; Penta-decker Supramolecules with Lithium-Alkoxo Nanobelt Sandwiched between Two Highly Charged Buckybowl Surfaces; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12194-12198 (VIP).
  • Zabula, A. V.; Spisak, S. N.;Filatov, A. S.; Petruckhina, M. A.; Self-Assembly of Charged Supramolecular Sandwiches Formed by Corannulene Tetraanions and Lithium Cations; Organometallics 2012, 31, 5541-5545.

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry

Appointed to the Faculty: 2016

Educational Background

Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

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