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

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    Anti Icing Surfaces

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

  • Summer 2021: The fully vaccinated crew gets together for a BBQ at Paul's!

  • Fall 2019: The Group poses with the giant french fry statue... Which even has a vertical advantage over pjr!!!

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.