Levente Pap

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Chemistry - Natural Sciences

Levente Pap
  • Phone: (941) 487-4376
  • Email: lpap@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: HNS 210A
  • Mail Location: HNS E172C

Ph.D. University of Wyoming, Inorganic Chemistry
B.S. University of Eötvös Loránd, Organic Chemistry

Dr. Levente Pap specialized in developing transition metal complexes for secondary coordination sphere studies. Ligand and transition metal complex design and syntheses are part of his expertise. During his graduate studies he developed tunable macrocyclic ligand systems to tether weakly coordinating metals and study the interaction of secondary coordinating metals with weakly coordinating substrates such as molecular nitrogen. He is currently developing molecular sensory systems to detect different materials remotely and rapidly. His major interest deploys numerous areas of natural sciences such as organic, analytical and inorganic chemistry. His teaching interests lie in numerous levels of inorganic chemistry, catalysis, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry.

Course Offerings:
Inorganic Chemistry (Fall)
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Fall)
General Chemistry II (Spring)

Recent Publications:

  • Electrostatic polarization of nonpolar substrates: a study of interactions between simple cations and Mo-bound N2; Pap, L. G.; Couldridge, A.; Arulsamy, N.; Hulley, Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 11004-11017.
  • Tridentate phosphine ligands bearing aza-crown ether lariats; Pap, L. G.; Arulsamy, N.; Hulley, E. B. Polyhedron 2018, 141.
  • Chirality Inversion of CdSe and CdS Quantum Dots without Changing the Stereochemistry of the Capping Ligand; Jung Kyu Choi, Benjamin E. Haynie, Urice Tohgha, Levente Pap, K. Wade Elliott, Brian M. Leonard, Sergei V. Dzyuba, Krisztina Varga, Jan Kubelka, and Milan Balaz; ACS Nano 2016 10 (3), 3809-3815.