Walter G. Klemperer

 Walter Klemperer

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
357A Noyes Laboratory
505 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Research Professor of Chemistry


Professor Klemperer received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1968 and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University before joining the University of Illinois faculty in 1981.

Distinctions / Awards

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
  • Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Fellow, AAAS
  • ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Yuan, Y, A. M. Fracaroli, and W. G. Klemperer Convergent Synthesis of a Metal-Organic Framework Supported Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Organometallics 35 2016, p. 2149-2155.
Klonowski, P, J. C. Goloboy, F. J. Uribe-Romo, F. Son, L. Zhu, F. Gándara, C. Will, R. J. Errington, O. M. Yaghi, and W. G. Klemperer Synthesis and Characterization of the Platinum-Substituted Keggin Anion α-H2SiPtW11O404 Inorg. Chem. 53 2014, p. 13239-13246.
Jiang, J, F. Gándara, Y. -B. Zhang, K. Na, O. M. Yaghi, and W. G. Klemperer Superacidity in Sulfated Metal–Organic Framework-808 J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 136 2014, p. 12844-12847.
Klemperer, W. G, and K. A. Marek An 17O NMR Study of Hydrolyzed NbV in Weakly Acidic and Basic Aqueous Solutions Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, p. 1762-1771.