Department of Chemistry

Caryn Prudenté

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry


351 Science building

Office Hours Spring 2016

Mon 9:00 - 10:00AM and Wed 1:30 - 1:00 PM (in the Learning Commons).

Contact Information

Phone: (207)780-4005


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1990

B.A.  Chemistry, Susquehanna University, 1985

Research Interests

  • synthesis of substituted aziridines
  • immunoassay analysis of environmental mercury
  • metallole applications and synthesis

Recent Publications

Trevor C. BozemanKristopher M. FecteauDanielle L. WoodallMichael G. Verde Jr., Nicholas Benfaremo, James R. Ford, Jerome L. Mullin, Caryn K. Prudenté, and Henry J. Tracy, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Aggregation-induced Emission of a Series of Tolyl-substituted Siloles.” Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymeric Materials201121, 316-326.


Caryn K. Prudenté, Shaun Cote, and Rebekah S. Sirios, “Synthesis and application of organomercury haptens for enzyme-linked immunoassay for inorganic and organic mercury,” Journal of Analytical Biochemistry2010404, 179-185.


James R. Ford, Caryn Prudenté, and Thomas A. Newton, “A Model for Incorporating Research into the First Year Chemistry Curriculum,” Journal of Chemical Education, 200885, 929-933.


Thomas A. Newton, Henry J. Tracy, and Caryn Prudenté.  “A Research Based Laboratory Curriculum in Organic Chemistry,” Journal of Chemical Education 200683, 1844.

Caryn K. Prudenté and Margaret C. Hausman. "Organomercury Bioconjugate Synthesis and Characterization by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry," Bioconjugate Chem2003, 14, 1270 -79.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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