Karl H. Illinger (1934-2017)
1960-2004 Associate Professor of Chemistry


 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Education

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

Research Interests

Physical Chemistry. Professor Illinger's early work was in the areas of intermolecular forces and collisional perturbation of molecular spectra, with special expertise in microwave spectroscopy. He extended his investigations to the topic of infrared intensities shortly after he arrived at Tufts. Over the years, he became an expert in the field of biological effects of radiation, co-authoring the Report of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council on the Navy’s Nonionizing Radiation Research Program in 1974. In 1981, he edited a book titled Biological Effects of Nonionizing Radiation, which was published as part of the American Chemical Society's Symposium Series that was highly cited. More recently, he turned his attention to the problem of global warming, involving both theoretical and experimental work on infrared 'radiative forcings' of a wide range of industrial gases proposed as replacements for ozone-damaging chlorofluorocarbons.

Publications

"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.

"Spectroscopic Properties of In-Vivo Biological Systems - Boson Radiative Equilibrium with Steady-State Non-Eqilibrium Molecular Systems", K. H. Illinger, Bioelectromagnetics, 1982, 3, 9-16.

"Collisional Perturbation of Rotational and Vibration-Rotation Transisions", K. H. Illinger, Bul. Am. Phys. Soc., 1969, 14, 850-859.

"Scattering Theory of Pressure Broadening of Rotational and Vibrational-Rotation Transitions, C. O. Trindle and K. H. Illinger, 1968, J. Chem. Phys., 48, 4415-25.

Illinger, K. H.; Trindle, C. O., ROTATIONAL AND VIBRATION-ROTATION LINE SHIFTS AND WIDTHS - DISTORTED-WAVE APPROXIMATION. J. Chem. Phys. 1968, 48 (10), 4427.

Trindle, C. O.; Illinger, K. H., PRESSURE BROADENING OF ROTATIONAL LINES - SUDDEN PERTURBATION APPROXIMATION. J. Chem. Phys. 1967, 46 (9), 3429.

Illinger, K. H., EFFECT OF INTERNAL FIELD ON VIBRATIONAL BAND SHAPES AND INTENSITIES IN LIQUIDS. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 1965, 15 (4), 440.

Illinger, K. H.; Freeman, D. E., TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF INFRARED AND RAMAN INTENSITIES. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 1962, 9 (3), 191.

Illinger, K. H.; Smyth, C. P., ATOMIC POLARIZATION .4. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF VIBRATIONAL POLARIZATION OF GASES. J. Chem. Phys. 1961, 35 (2), 400.

Illinger, K. H.; Smyth, C. P., ATOMIC POLARIZATION .3. VIBRATIONAL POLARIZATION TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH FORBIDDEN TRANSITIONS IN POLYATOMIC MOLECULES. J. Chem. Phys. 1961, 35 (2), 397.

Illinger, K. H.; Smyth, C. P., ATOMIC POLARIZATION .2. VIBRATIONAL POLARIZATION OF LIQUIDS. J. Chem. Phys. 1961, 35 (2), 392.

Illinger, K. H., ATOMIC POLARIZATION .5. NORMAL MODE POLARIZABILITY AND ADDITIVITY OF VIBRATIONAL POLARIZATION. J. Chem. Phys. 1961, 35 (2), 409.

Illinger, K. H.; Smyth, C. P., ATOMIC POLARIZATION .1. VIBRATIONAL POLARIZATION OF GASES. J. Chem. Phys. 1960, 32 (3), 787-798.