Leonard V. Interrante

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1964-68 Research Scientist, General Electric Corp. Res. & Devel., SCH, NY, 1968-85 Professor of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985-2013 Emeritus Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013 - present
(Founding) Editor-in-chief of Chemistry of Materials. 1988-2013
Research in inorganic and materials chemistry: supervised 22 graduate students (18 Ph.D., 3 M.S. degrees granted), 10 undergrads. and 18 postdoctoral associates

Over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, 9 patents, 6 books edited. >5000 citations; h-index 43


B.A., Chemistry, University of California at Riverside, 1960 Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1964 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London 1963-4

Research Focus
  • Inorganic and Materials chemistry
  • Organosilicon polymers
  • Ceramic precursors
  • Low-k dielectric materials
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  • Spin-Peierls Transitions in Magnetic Donor-Acceptor Compounds of Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) with Bisdithiolene Metal-Complexes; IS Jacobs, JW Bray, HR Hart, LV Interrante, JS Kasper, GD Watkins, DE. Prober, and JC Bonner; PHYSICAL REVIEW B; 14(7) 3036-305 1976. times cited: 305 (work carried out at GE CRD)
  • Synthesis and Structure of a Highly Branched Polycarbosilane Derived from (Chloromethyl)trichlorosilane; CW Whitmarsh and LV Interrante; ORGANOMETALLICS; 10(5) 1336-1344 1991. Times Cited: 117 (US Patent No. 5,153,295)
  • Organometallic Precursors to AlN - Synthesis and Crystal-structures of [(CH3)2AlNH2]3 and the Planar Species [(t-C4H9)2AlNH2]3, LV Interrante, GA Sigel, M Garbauskas, C Hejna, and GA Slack; INORGANIC CHEMISTRY; 28(2) 252-257 1989. times cited: 110; Coordination Compounds of Aluminum as Precursors to Aluminum Nitride; FC Sauls, and LV Interrante; COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS, 128(1-2) 193-207 1993
  • Preparation and Properties of Aluminum Nitride Films Using an Organometallic Precursor; LV Interrante, W Lee, M McConnell, N Lewis, and E Hall; JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136(2) 472-478 1989, times cited:115
  • Poly(silaethylene): A Novel Analog of Polyethylene; LV Interrante, HJ Wu, T Apple, Q Shen, B Ziemann, DM Narsavage and K Smith, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY; 116, 12085-12086 1994; Structural characterization of poly(silylenemethylene); QH Shen and LV Interrante, MACROMOLECULES; 29(18) 5788-5796 1996
  • Pyrolysis Chemistry of an Organometallic Precursor to Silicon-Carbide; WR Schmidt, LV Interrante, RH Doremus, TK Trout, PS Marchetti and GE Maciel, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 3(2) 257-267 1991. Times cited 99
  • Cross-linkable carbosilane polymers with imbedded disilacyclobutane rings derived by acyclic diene metathesis polymerization; ZZ Wu, JP Papandrea, T Apple, and LV Interrante, MACROMOLECULES; 37 (14) 5257-5264 2004; Cyclolinear polycarbosilanes - a recent addition to the class of organosilicon polymers; LV Interrante and JS Rathore, DALTON TRANSACTIONS; 39(39) 9193-9202 2010
  • A novel polycarbosilane-based low-k dielectric material; PI Wang, ZZ Wu, TM Lu, TM and LV Interrante; JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY’ 153(4) G267-G271 2006; Moisture-Insensitive Polycarbosilane Films with Superior Mechanical Properties; Y Matsuda, JS Rathore, LV Interrante, RH Dauskardt, and G Dubois, ACS APPL. MATERIALS & INTERFACES 4(5) 2659-2663 2012