Christopher Murdock

(404) 385-2371
christopher.murdock [at]
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100

Current Position: 
NuMat Technologies, Inc.
Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2014-2015

Research Position

Educational Background
B.S. Kentucky Wesleyan College 2009
Ph.D. University of Tennessee - Knoxville 2014

David M. Jenkins (Ph.D. Advisor), Christopher W. Jones (Postdoc)

Project Title
Amine-modified materials as adsorbents and catalysts

Project Description
Modify amine-based substrates to increase catalyst and reagent uptake and ultimately enhance catalytic activity

8.  Isostructural Synthesis of Porous Metal-Organic Nanotubes.  Murdock, Christopher R.; Jenkins, David M.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., submitted.
7.  The synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of an aromatic uranium amidoxime complex.  Bernstein, Karl J.; Do-Thanh, Chi-Linh, Penchoff, Deborah; Cramer, Alan S.; Murdock, Christopher R.; Lu, Zheng; Harrison, Robert J.; Camden, Jon P.; Jenkins, David M.  Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2014, Advanced Article.
6.  Rotating phenyl rings as a guest-dependent switch in 2D MOFs.  Murdock, Christopher R.; McNutt, Nicholas W.; Keffer, David J.; Jenkins, David M.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 671-678.
5.  Approaches for synthesizing breathing MOFs by exploiting dimensional rigidity. Murdock, Christopher R.; Hughes, Brianna C.; Lu, Zheng; Jenkins, David M. Coord. Chem. Rev., 2014, 258-259, 119-136.
4.  Efficient CO2 Capture by a 3D Porous Polymer Derived from Tröger’s Base.  Zhu, Xiang; Do-Thanh, Chi-Linh; Murdock, Christopher R.; Nelson, Kimberly M.; Tian, Chengcheng; Brown, Suree; Mahurin, Shannon M.; Jenkins, David M.; Hu, Jun; Zhao, Bin; Liu, Honglai; Dai, Sheng  ACS Macro Lett., 2013, 2, 660-663.
3.Employing Dianionic Macrocyclic Tetracarbenes to Synthesize Neutral Divalent Metal Complexes.  Bass, Heather M.; Cramer, S. Alan; McCullough, Alexander S.; Bernstein, Karl J.; Murdock, Christopher R.; Jenkins, David M. Organometallics, 2013, 32, 2160-2167.
2.  Effects of Solvation on the Framework of a Breathing Copper MOF Employing a Semirigid Linker.  Murdock, Christopher R.; Lu, Zheng; Jenkins, David M. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52,2182-2187.
1.  Utilizing a copper MOF as a reagent in a solvent mediated reaction to form a topologically distinct MOF. Murdock, Christopher R.; Lu, Zheng; Jenkins, David M. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 7839-7841.

Favorite holiday
July 4th

Favorite TV show/movie
Game of Thrones