Deryn Fogg


Deryn Fogg
Full Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

Room: DRO 301
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6057
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Deryn FOGG


Dr. Fogg's research in organometallic chemistry and catalysis focuses on design and discovery of highly active, robust, and selective catalysts, for applications ranging from pharmaceutical synthesis to tissue engineering. A particular focus is on important problems in the rapidly evolving area of olefin metathesis, and highly efficient "tandem" catalysis, in which a single catalyst precursor affects multiple reaction types. A recent area of investigation, which has triggered much industrial and academic interest, centers on development of MALDI mass spectrometry as a tool for structural and mechanistic insight in organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Selected publications
  • Drouin, S.D., G.P.A. Yap, and D. E. Fogg. Hydrogenolysis of A Ruthenium Carbene: Mechanistic Implications for Tandem ROMP-Hydrogenation. Inorg. Chem., 39, 5412-5414., 2000
  • Drouin, S.D., F. Zamanian, and D.E. Fogg. Multiple Tandem Catalysis: Facile Cycling between Hydrogenation and Metathesis Chemistry. Organometallics, 20, 5495-5497., 2001
  • Conrad, J.C., H.H. Parnas, and D.E. Fogg. Ruthenium-Pseudohalide Complexes: Efficient Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 11882-11883., 2005
  • Conrad, J.C., M.D. Eelman, J. Silva, S. Monfette, H. Parnas,  J.L. Snelgrove, and D.E. Fogg. Oligomers as Intermediates in Ring-Closing Metathesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 1024-1025., 2007
  • Camm, K.D., N. Martinez Castro, Y. Liu, P. Czechura, J.L. Snelgrove, and D.E. Fogg. Tandem ROMP-Hydrogenation with Third-Generation Grubbs Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 4168-4169., 2007

Fields of Interest

  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Transition metal catalysis
  • Organometallic synthesis
  • Catalyst design and lifetime
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Chiral catalysis
  • Inert-atmosphere MALDI mass spectrometry
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