Contact Information

(404) 894-4048
(404) 385-0155
ES&T 2230
Research Group
Eckert-Liotta Research Group
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Charles Liotta

Regents' Professor Emeritus


B.S., Chemistry, Brooklyn College, 1959; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Maryland, 1963.


Dr. Liotta’s research activities involve both synthetic-organic and physical-organic chemistry.  His major interests lie in the areas of structure-property relationships, kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions, asymmetric synthesis, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis (phase transfer catalysis), the development of environmentally benign tunable (supercritical fluids, near critical water, gas expanded liquids)and smart (reversible ionic liquids, DMSO substitutes) solvent systems, and molecular thermodynamics, solution theory, and phase equilibria. A fundamental goal of Dr. Liotta’s research is the development of sustainable and environmentally benign chemicals and chemical processes.  Dr. Liotta has been collaborating with Dr. Charles A. Eckert for approximately 20 years.