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Paul J. Ragogna

Paul J. Ragogna

Contact Information

Title: Professor
Office: Rm 2022 BGS,
Labs: 2004 & 2006 BGS,
Phone (Office): ext 87048
Phone (Lab): ext 81474
E-mail: pragogna@uwo.ca

Inorganic Teaching Division

Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Materials

Synthetic Main Group and Organometallic Chemistry

Group Website


Ph.D. (Dalhousie); NSERC PDF (Toronto)



Our research group has a central theme, which can broadly be defined as synthesizing fundamentally interesting new molecules containing main group or transition metal elements. We target the identification of new structure, bonding and reactivity, which will allow us to gain a better understanding of the periodic table. The ultimate goal is to utilize our observations in practical applications.

We have three concurrent research areas that can be categorized into the following:

  1. Highly charged group 16 element centres
  2. Developing late metal metallopolymers
  3. New phosphonium ionic liquids

This means our areas of interest focuses on several groups in the periodic table: (a) Group 16, noteably S, Se and Te; (b) Group 9 and 10, specifically Co and Ni; and, (c) group 15, with a specific focus on P.


Selected Publications