Dr. Jacqueline Houston

Jacqueline Houston

Education:

U.C. Davis (2006), Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry

Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (2006-2009)

Office: SQU 420

Phone: 916 278-2583

Email: jhouston@csus.edu

Home page: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/h/houstonj/

Courses

Chem 1B - General Chemistry II
Chem 6A - Introduction to General Chemistry
Chem 110 - Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
Chem 110L - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Chem 141 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Research

My research program is directed towards understanding reaction rates and pathways of 1) ligand substitution in oxo-centered transition metal clusters 2) growth and substitution of supramolecular metal assemblies and 3) metal complexation to solid surfaces and supports. Understanding the kinetics of ligand substitution, cluster formation, and metal complexation to solid surfaces has applications in catalysis as well as geoscience. These projects are exciting areas of research, particularly now that our nation is focused on developing energy efficient technologies and improving sustainability.

Recent Publications

  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Robert S. Maxwell Susan A. Carroll (2009) Transformation of meta-stable calcium silicate hydrates to tobermorite: Reaction pathways from water chemistry, XRD, and NMR spectroscopy, Geochemical Transactions, 10:1
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Julie L. Herberg, Robert S. Maxwell Susan A. Carroll (2008) Association of dissolved Al with silica: Connecting molecular structure to surface reactivity using NMR. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 3326-3337
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, David T. Richens and William H. Casey (2006) Distinct water-exchange mechanisms for trinuclear transition metal clusters. Inorganic Chemistry 45, 7962-7967.
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Marilyn M. Olmstead and William H. Casey (2006) Substituent effects in five oxo-centered trinuclear rhodium(III) clusters.  Inorganic Chemistry 45, 7799-7805.
  • Brian L. Phillips, Jacqueline R. Houston and William H. Casey (2006) Observation of solid-state 103Rh NMR by cross-polarization. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 3912-3913.
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Brian L. Phillips, and William H. Casey (2006) Residence times for protons bound to three oxygen sites in the AlO4Al12(OH)24(H2O)127+(aq) polyoxocation. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 1636-1643.
  • Jacqueline R. Houston and William H. Casey (2005) Proton exchange kinetics from the bound waters on the oxo-centered rhodium(III) trimer [Rh3(μ3-O)(μ-O2CCH3)6(OH2)3]+: A variable pH and temperature 1H NMR study.  Dalton Transactions,  22, 3667–3671.
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Ping Yu, and William H. Casey (2005) Water exchange from the oxo-centered rhodium(III) trimer [Rh3(μ3-O)(μ-O2CCH3)6(OH2)3]+: A high-pressure 17O NMR study.  Inorganic Chemistry, 44, 5176-5182.
  • Kris A. Pineda, James C. Fettinger, Jacqueline R. Houston "Synthesis, structure, and substitution reactivity of a new bi-oxo capped molybdenum cluster: [Mo3(µ3-O)2(µ-O2CCH2Cl)6(H2O)2(OH)]+" Inorganic Chemistry Communications (2014) In Press
  • Jacqueline R. Houston and Andrew J. Burton "Solvent dependent mechanistic pathways for n-O2CCH3 from the Mo3(u3-O)2 anion" Inorganica Chimica Acta 407 (2013) 210-215.
  • Kris A. Pineda, James C. Fettinger, Jacqueline R. Houston " A new aqueous molybdenum cluster with a Mo3(u3-CCH3)(u3-O) trinuclear core" Inorganica Chimica Acta 392 (2012) 485–489
  

Recent Presentations

  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Ligand Exchange from μ3-Oxo Transition Metal Clusters: Connecting Molecular Structure to Kinetic Reactivity using NMR, Spring Seminar Series, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA (2009) 
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Julie L. Herberg, Robert S. Maxwell and Susan A. Carroll, (2008) Association of Dissolved Al(III) with Amorphous Silica using Solid-State NMR, 50th annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Breckenridge, Co 
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Julie L. Herberg, Robert S. Maxwell and Susan A. Carroll, (2008) Association of Dissolved Al(III) with Amorphous Silica using Solid-State NMR, Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Vancouver Canada 
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Julie L. Herberg, Robert S. Maxwell and Susan A. Carroll, (2008) Association of Dissolved Al(III) with Amorphous Silica using Solid-State NMR, 49th Annual Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Asilomar CA 
  • Jacqueline R. Houston, Julie L. Herberg, Susan A. Carroll, and Robert S. Maxwell (2007) NMR Spectroscopic Study on the Association of Dissolved Al(III) with Silicate Surfaces, 2007 Materials Research Symposium, Boston, MA 
  • Jacqueline R. HoustonJulie L. Herberg, Susan A. Carroll, and Robert S. Maxwell (2007) NMR Spectroscopic Study on the Association of Dissolved Al(III) with Silicate Surfaces, 234th American Chemical Society, Boston, MA

Student Presentations

  •  Nicholas Genovia and Jacqueline R Houston “Synthesis and Characterization and Ion-Exchange Properties of Metal-doped Silicotitanate Materials” Presented at the NSM, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Sacramento Oct 5, 2010
  • Kris Pineda and Jacqueline R Houston "Synthesis, Characterization and a Study of the Ion-Exchange Properties of the Crystalline Microporous Germanate: Na3HGe7O16 .4H2O" Presented at the NSM, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Sacramento Oct 5, 2010
  • Heidi Van Atta, Robert S Maxwell, Susan A Carroll and Jacqueline R Houston "Reactions Involving Dissolved Al and SiO2: A Comparison between Amorphous Silica and Crystalline Quartz" Presented at ACS meeting, Boston August 22-26, 2010
  • Corri Alexandar, Nicholas Genovia, and Jacqueline R Houston "Synthesis and Characterization and Ion-Exchange Properties of Metal-doped Silicotitanate Materials" Presented at ACS meeting, Boston August 22-26, 2010
  • Corri Alexandar and Jacqueline R Houston  "Novel Metal-doped Silicotitanate Solids for Ion-Exchange Applications" Presented at Northern California ACS Undergraduate meeting, Sacramento May 8, 2010
  • Nicholas Genovia and Jacqueline R Houston “Synthesis and Characterization of Nb-doped Silicotitanates” Presented at Northern California ACS Undergraduate meeting, Sacramento May 8, 2010
  • Kris Pineda and Jacqueline R Houston " Determining the Rate of Water Substitution for Trinuclear Bioxo-Capped Carboxylate-Bridged Metal Complexes Using 1H NMR Spectroscopy” Presented at Northern California ACS Undergraduate meeting, Sacramento May 8, 2010

Completed Master's Theses

  • Heidi Van Atta: Reactions Between Aluminum and Amorphous SiO2 and Crystalline Quartz:  A pH, Concentration and Time Dependent Study.