Dr Grainne Hargaden

T: (+353-1) 402 4759
F: (+353-1) 402 4989
E: grainne.hargaden@dit.ie

BSc(Hons), Ph.D (NUI)



  • 2003 B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, University College Dublin.
  • 2007 PhD “The application of oxazoline-containing ligands in asymmetric catalysis” under the supervision of Professor Pat Guiry at University College Dublin.
  • 2007-2010  Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Tim Donohoe. 
  • Tutor in Organic Chemistry at Magdalen College, Oxford.
  • 2010 Appointed Assistant Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at DIT.

Current research interests:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry: We are interested in the synthesis and biological activity of novel natural products.
  • Phosphorous Chemistry (collaboration with the University of Dijon, France.
  • Asymmetric Catalysis: We are interested in the development of new catalytic carbon-carbon bond-forming processes involving palladium, chromium, nickel, iron and cobalt.

Current funding opportunities

I am currently looking for potential postgraduates Fiosraigh applicants for the following schemes (www.dit.ie/fiosraigh)

  1. Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Students Award 
  2. Fiosraigh International Student Support (Non-EU)

 If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate research in the area of organic chemistry please contact

Dr Gráinne Hargaden (grainne.hargaden@dit.ie).

 Recent Publications (selected)

  • Hargaden GC, O'Sullivan TP, 2011, 'Di-t-butylchlorosilane' In: Philip L. Fuchs (eds). Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Reagents for Silicon-Mediated Organic Synthesis, page 198-201. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Di-tert-butylchlorosilane, Hargaden, G. C., O’Sullivan, T. P. Electronic-Encyclopaedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (eEROS), article RN01452, 2011.
  • Donohoe, T.J.; Harris, R. M.; Williams, O.; Hargaden, G. C.; Burrows, J.; Parker, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12854
  • Hargaden, G. C.; Guiry, P. J. Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 2505.
  • Hargaden, G. C.; Müller-Bunz, H.; Guiry, P. J. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 25, 4235.