Ragogna Research GroupWestern Science
  • Welcome!: To the Ragogna Group Website

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    UV curing: To make polymer networks

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    Fundamental Main Group Chemistry:

    Fundamental Main Group Chemistry

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    Anti Icing Surfaces:

    Anti Icing Surfaces

  • ToF-SIMS: Metal coupons

  • XPS: Glovebox hookup for air-sensitive samples

  • Gas line for ALD reactor:

    Gas line for ALD reactor

  • Fall 2022: We welcome Ellie, Scott, Sean (not in the photo), Alex V, Jordan (not in photo), Matt (not in photo), Blaine, Jeff, Jessica, Gabby & Ian

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    Fall 2021: Welcome to new group Michael (not in the photo), Sofia, and Gabby!

What we do.

At the root of all of our work lies fundamental main group chemistry.  This means we think about new structure and bonding for the p-block elements, unprecedented reaction chemistry and ways to bring these ideas to the broader chemical and scientific community.  We currently have several areas of active research:  

Synthesizing strange molecules featuring the group 15 and 16 elements

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C.M.E. Graham, T.E. Pritchard, P.D. Boyle, J. Valjus, H.M. Tuononen, P.J. Ragogna*, Angew. Chem. 2017129, 6236-6240. 

Synthesis and self assembly of metal containing polymers

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V.A. Béland, Z. Wang, T.K. Sham, P.J. Ragogna* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13252-13256. 

Utilizing E-H bonds in the creation of novel photopolymer networks

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V.A. Béland, P.J. Ragogna*ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces202012, 27640-27650.

Surface modification utilizing phosphonium salt chemistry

T.J. Cuthbert, B. Hisey, T.D. Harrison, J.F. Trant, E.R. Gillies*, P.J. Ragogna* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 12707-12710.