Chemistry Faculty

Casey R. Wade

Casey R. Wade

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Group Lab Site

Contact Information

781-736-2516 FAX


Edison-Lecks 116

Mailing Address

Casey R. Wade
Brandeis University
MS 015
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Ph.D., Texas A&M University


Our laboratory seeks to interface molecular inorganic/organometallic chemistry and materials science with the goals of developing more effective catalysts for energy-relevant chemical transformations and materials for small molecule and ion separation. Within this scope, we will focus on understanding how the reactivity of metal fragments site-isolated in porous coordination networks differs from that of homogeneous analogs and how factors such as pore size, hydrophilicity, and charge influence the interaction of molecules and ions with functional porous materials. The development of new synthetic methods and materials will play a key role in these studies. Solution and solid state characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction, gas porosimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, ICP-OES, and NMR, IR, and UV-Vis spectroscopies will provide the toolbox for delineating the structure and function of these materials.

Selected Publications

Improved Catalytic Activity and Stability of a Palladium Pincer Complex by Incorporation into a Metal-Organic Framework. Burgess SA, Kassie A, Baranowski SA, Fritzsching KJ, Schmidt-Rohr K, Brown CM, Wade CR. J Am Chem Soc. 2016 Feb 17;138(6):1780-3.

High Electrical Conductivity in Ni3(2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene)2, a Semiconducting Metal-Organic Graphene Analogue. Sheberla, D.; Sun, L.; Blood-Forsythe, M. A.; Er, S.; Wade, C. R.; Brozek, C. K.; Aspuru-Guzik, A.; Dinca, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8859-8862.

Redox and anion exchange chemistry of a stibine-nickel complex: Writing the L, X, Z ligand alphabet with a single element. Jones, J. S.; Wade, C. R.; Gabbaï, F. P. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8876-8879.