Research

In the O’Duill group, we are interested in the development of reagents and catalytic methods to sustainably convert cheap, simple feedstock chemicals into structurally complex products, through the selective construction of C–X bonds (X = C, D, F).

Our group’s goal is to address these challenges using mechanistic insights to develop catalytic transformations. The interdisciplinary nature of our research projects allows students to gain experience in synthetic organic, physical organic, organometallic, and fluorine chemistry, as well as related disciplines in and outside of chemistry.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the University of Nottingham, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).