Department of Chemistry

Caryn Prudenté

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Office Location

351 Science building



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1990
  • B.A. Chemistry, Susquehanna University, 1985



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

B.A.  Chemistry, Susquehanna University, 1985

Areas of Expertise

Organic Chemistry

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.