Alan R Cutler

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Cutler received his Ph.D. in organic and transition organometallic chemistry at Brandeis University. Postdoctoral studies with David Dolphin (Harvard University and the University of British Columbia) and Richard Holm (Stanford University) rounded out his interests in bio-inorganic and inorganic chemistry. Cutler joined the RPI chemistry faculty in 1982.


Ph.D., Organic and Transition Organometallic Chemistry, Brandeis University B.S., Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1954

Select Works
  • C. C. Tso and A. R. Cutler, “Electrophilic Activation, Reduction, and Carbonylation of the Acetyl Ligand on (PPh3)(CO)3CoCOCH3” Polyhedron, 1993.
  • P. K. Hanna, B. T. Gregg, D. L. Tarazano, J. R. Pinkes and A. R. Cutler, “Catalyzed and Noncatalyzed Hydrosilation of Organotransition Metal Acyl Complexes” Advances in Chemistry: New Science in Homogeneous Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions, Chapter 33 (1992).