Prof. Declan Gilheany

Gilheany, Prof. Declan

Principle Investigator Strand 1

University College Dublin
Qualifications: 
  • Queens University Belfast: B.Sc. (Hons) 1978 (First Class, Cecil Wilson Prize and Richardson Medal)
  • Ph.D. 1983 (Queens Foundation Student).
Research Interests: 
  • Catalytic asymmetric synthesis: metal-salen complexes for asymmetric oxidation; metal-phosphine complexes for asymmetric hydrogenation and hydroformylation; phosphine oxides and other additives in the Grignard reaction; construction of novel sugars by asymmetric oxidation; organophosphorus chemistry: a new route to P-stereogenic phosphines and oxides via asymmetric Appel conditions; stable primary phosphines; mechanisms of the Wittig reaction; reduction of phosphine oxides; construction of P-stereogenic units for ProTide drugs.
  • Finally I have always retained an interest in theories of chemical bonding and valence.

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