Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

MSC03 2060
300 Terrace St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655

Robert T. Paine

Professor Emeritus

Distinguished University Professor

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Inorganic Chemistry

Contact Information



  • B.S. in Chemistry, 1966, University of California
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1970, University of Michigan
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry, 1972, Northwestern University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry, 1974, Los Alamos National Laboratory


  • The design, synthesis, characterization, f-element coordination chemistry and separations performance of new ion selective recognition reagents.
  • The synthesis and applications development of solid-state nitride materials.

Additional Information: Paine_Chemical_Genealogy.pdf

Selected Publications

  1. G.L. Wood and R.T. Paine "Aerosol Synthesis of Hollow Spherical Morphology Boron Nitride Particles" Chem. Mater. 18, 4716 (2006).
  2. I. Binyamin, S. Pailloux, B.P. Hay, E.N. Duesler, B.M. Rapko and R.T. Paine "Synthesis of Propionamide Pyridine and Pyridine N-oxide Ligands" J. Heterocyclic Chem. 44, 99 (2007).
  3. M. Fan, E.N. Duesler, J.F. Janik and R.T. Paine "Transamination Reactivity of Ti(NMe2)4 and Zr(NMe2)4 with 1,3,4,5,6-Pentamethyl-2-amino Borazine and Aryl Amines. Model Chemistry for the Formation of Metalloborazine Preceramic Polymers and MN/BN (M = Ti, Zr) Ceramic Composites" J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 423 (2007).
  4. T. Habereder, H. Nöth and R.T. Paine "Synthesis and Reactivity of New Bis(tetramethylpiperidino)(phosphino)alanes" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 4298 (2007).
  5. S. Pailloux, I. Binyamin, S. Kim, L.M. Deck, B.M. Rapko, B.P. Hay, E.N. Duesler, L. Zakharov, A.L. Rheingold and R.T. Paine "Oxidation Reactivity Channels for 2-(Pyridin-2-yl)-N,N-diphenyl acetamide J. Org. Chem. 72, 9195 (2007).