Karl H. Illinger

Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

1960 - 2004

Current Appointment

Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Department of Chemistry


Ph.D., 1960, Princeton University
A.B., 1956, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Physical Chemistry. Professor Illinger's work was in the areas of intermolecular forces and collisional perturbation of molecular spectra; experimental infrared spectroscopy, with applications to environmental chemistry; experimental measurement of absolute infrared intensities and structural correlations of this and other molecular properties employing ab initio quantum-mechanical calculations.


"Infrared Intensities, Atomic Charges, and Dipole Moments in the Fluoroethane Series using Atomic Polar Tensor Analysis", S. Tai, K. H. Illinger and S. Papasavva, J. Phys. Chem. A, 1997, 101, 9749.

"Molecular Properties of CFC Substitutes from ab initio Calculations: CFCl2CH3, CF2ClCH3, CHCl2CF3, and CHFClCH3", S. Papasavva, K. H. Illinger, and J. E. Kenny, J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem), 1997, 393, 73.

"Infrared Radiative Forcing of CFC Substitutes and their Atmospheric Reaction Products",
S. Papasavva, S. Tai, K. H. Illinger, and J. E. Kenny,  J. Geophys. Res., 1997, 102, 13643.

"Ab Initio Calculations on Fluoroethanes: Geometries, Dipole Moments, Vibrational Frequencies, and Infrared Intensities", S. Papasavva, K. H. Illinger, and J. E. Kenny,  J. Phys. Chem., 1996, 100, 10100.

"Ab Initio Calculations of Vibrational Frequencies and Infrared Intensities for Global Warming Potentials of CFC Substitutes: CF3CH2F (HFC-134a)", S. Papasavva, S. Tai, A. Esslinger, K. H. Illinger, and J. E. Kenny, J. Phys. Chem., 1995, 99, 3438.