Philip Squattrito
Philip SquattritoProfessor
Inorganic Chemistry and Crystallography
Dow Science Complex 356
989-774-4407


​​Education
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1983
  • B.S., Brown University, 1982
​​Affiliations
American Chemical Society; American Crystallographic Association; Sigma Xi
Honors and Awards
  • American Chemical Society Midland Section Award for Outstanding Service to the American Chemical Society, 2006
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Great Lakes Region Advisor of the Year, 2002
  • Honorary Membership Golden Key International Honour Society, 1998
  • American Chemical Society Midland Section Award for Outstanding Achievement in College Chemistry Teaching, 1997
  • Provost's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, Central Michigan University, 1997
  • L. Carroll King/ Phi Lambda Upsilon Award for Excellence in General Chemistry Instruction, Northwestern University, 1986
Professional Interests
Structural chemistry of transition metal compounds, layered materials, metal sulfonate salts, inclusion compounds
Teaching Areas
General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • ​​“4,6–Dinitro–N, N’–di–n–octylbenzene–1,3-diamine, 4,6–dinitro–N, N–di–n–undecylbenzene–1,3-diamine and N, N'–bis(2,4-dinitrophenyl)octane–1,8–diamine,” Gary Teng, Christopher P. Walczak, Philip J. Squattrito, Dillip K. Mohanty, William Scharer, Mark R. Giolando and Kristin Kirschbaum, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. C 65, o76 (2009).
  • “1,3-Bis(N-(n-ethylamino))-2-nitrobenzene, 1,3-bis(N-(n-octylamino))-2-nitrobenzene, and 4-ethylamino-2-methyl-1H-benzimidazole,” Christopher P. Walczak, Matthew M. Yonkey, Philip J. Squattrito, Dillip K. Mohanty and Kristin Kirschbaum, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. C 64, o248 (2008).
  • “N-Decyl-4-nitroaniline,” Matthew M. Yonkey, Christopher P. Walczak, Philip J. Squattrito, Dillip K. Mohanty and Kristin Kirschbaum, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. E 64, o549 (2008).
  • “5-Aminonaphthalene-1-sulfonic Acid and its Manganese, Cobalt, and Nickel Salts,” Dane J. Genther, Philip J. Squattrito, Kristin Kirschbaum, Eric J. Yearley, and A. Alan Pinkerton, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. C 63, m604 (2007).
  • “Hexaaquazinc(II) 3-Ammonionaphthalene-1,5-disulfonate Tetrahydrate,” Dane J. Genther, Philip J. Squattrito, Kristin Kirschbaum and A. Alan Pinkerton, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. E 63, m2262 (2007).
  • “Hexaaquacobalt(II) 3-Ammonionaphthalene-1,5-disulfonate Tetrahydrate,” Dane J. Genther, Philip J. Squattrito, Kristin Kirschbaum and A. Alan Pinkerton, Acta Crystallogr., Sec. E 63, m2260 (2007).
  • “Structures of Transition and Alkaline Earth Metal Salts of 5–Aminonaphthalene–2–Sulfonate and 6–Aminonaphthalene–1,3–Disulfonate: Some Unusual Coordination Behaviors,” Spring M. Downer, Philip J. Squattrito, Naima Bestaoui, and Abraham Clearfield, J. Chem. Crystallogr. 36, 487 (2006).
  • “Structure of 4–Amino–3–butyl–1,2,4–triazole–5–thione: Relation to Derivatives with H, Me, Et, and Pr in the 3–Position,” La Keya A. Belcher and Philip J. Squattrito, J. Chem. Crystallogr. 36, 175 (2006).

Selected Presentations

  • “Comparative Structural Chemistry of Metal Salts of Different Isomeric Naphthalenesulfonates,” Poster Session, American Crystallographic Association National Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee (June 2, 2008).
  • "Structural Chemistry of Some Layered Organosulfonate Salts and Transition Metal Triazole Complexes," Seminar, Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (March 15, 2004).
  • “Structural Chemistry of Layered Naphthalenesulfonate Salts,” Lecture, American Crystallographic Association National Meeting, Covington, Kentucky (July 29, 2003).
  • "Structural Chemistry of Some Layered Organosulfonate Salts and Transition Metal Triazole Complexes," Seminar, Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan (March 13, 2002).​​