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Andrew W. Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
PhD, University of California Santa Barbara
BA, Northwestern University

Areas of Interest

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Alternative Fuels and Sustainability
  • Metallic Nanoclusters
  • Batteries
  • Carbon Fixation


  • CHEM 109 General, Organic, and Biochemistry Lecture
  • CHEM 109L General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 315 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 336 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 435 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 460 Chemical Research
  • CHEM 360/470 Independent Study in Chemistry
  • CHEM 404 Chemistry Colloquium

Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society

Cook, A. W.; Emge, T.; Waldie, K. M.; “Insights into Formate Oxidation by a Series of Cobalt Piano-Stool Complexes Supported by Bis(phosphino)amine Ligands”. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 7372-7380.

Kent, G. T.; Cook, A. W.; Damon, P. L.; Lewis, R. A.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “Synthesis and Characterization of Two ‘Tied-Back’ Lithium Ketimides and Isolation of a Ketimide-Bridged [Cr2]6+ Dimer with Strong Antiferromagnetic Coupling”. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 4996-5004.

Cook, A. W.; Lewis, R. A.; Morochnik, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “An Iron Ketimide Single-Molecule Magnet [Fe4[N=CPh2)6] with Suppressed Through-Barrier Relaxation”. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 4753-4757.

Cook, A. W.; Hrobárik, P.; Damon, P. L.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “A Ketimide-Stabilized Palladium Nanocluster With a Hexagonal Aromatic Pd7 Core”. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1471-1480.

Cook, A. W.; Waldie, K. M.; “Molecular Electrocatalysts for Alcohol Oxidation: Insights and Challenges for Catalyst Design”. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 3, 38-46.

Cook, A. W.; Hrobárik, P.; Damon, P. L.; Nejera, D.; Horváth, B.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “Synthesis and Characterization of a Linear, Two-Coordinate Pt(II) Ketimide Complex”. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 15927-15935.

Gladfelder, J. L.; Ghosh, S.; Podunavac, M.; Cook, A. W.; Ma, Y.; Woltornist, R.; Keresztes, I.; Hayton, T. W.; Collum, D.; Zakarian, A.; “Enantioselective Alkylation of 2-Alkylpyridines Controlled by Organolithium Aggregation”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 15024-15028.

Cook, A. W.; Jones, Z. R.; Wu, G.; Teat, S.; Scott, S. L.; Hayton, T. W.; “Synthesis and Characterization of ‘Atlas-Sphere’ Copper Nanoclusters: New Insights into the Reaction of Cu2+ with Thiols”. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 8739-8749.

Cook, A. W.; Hayton, T. W.; “Case Studies in Nanocluster Synthesis and Characterization: Challenges and Opportunities”. Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 2456-2464.

Cook, A. W.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “A Re-examination of the Synthesis of Monolayer-Protected Cox(SCH2CH2Ph)m Nanoclusters: Unexpected Formation of a Thiolate-Protected Co(II) T3 Supertetrahedron”. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 8189-8194.

Cook, A. W.; Jones, Z. R.; Wu, G.; Scott, S. L.; Hayton, T. W.; “An Organometallic Cu20 Nanocluster: Synthesis, Characterization, Immobilization on Silica, and ‘Click’ Chemistry”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 394-400.

Nguyen, T.–A. D.; Cook, A. W.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “Subnanometer-Sized Copper Clusters: A Critical Re-evaluation of the Synthesis and Characterization of Cu8(MPP)4 (HMPP = 2-Mercapto-5-n-propylpyrimidine)”. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 8390-8396.

Cook, A. W.; Nguyen, T.–A. D.; Buratto, W. R.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W.; “Synthesis, and Reactivity of the Group 11 Hydrido Clusters [Ag6H4(dppm)4(OAc)2] and [Cu3H(dppm)3(OAc)2]”. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 12435-12440.

Hartnett, P. E.; Dyar, S. M.; Margulies, E. A.; Shoer, L. E.; Cook, A. W.; Eaton, S. W.; Marks, T. J.; Wasielewski, M. R.; “Long-Lived Charge Carrier Generation in Ordered Films of a Covalent Perylenediimide–Diketopyrrolopyrrole–Perylenediimide Molecule”. Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 402-411.