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Dr Paul R. McGonigal

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Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry

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Research Interests

McGonigal Group

The McGonigal Group develops functional organic materials by exploiting our expertise in stabilized, highly substituted aromatic carbocations. Students in the group are exposed to a wide range of techniques in organic synthesis, advanced spectroscopy, organometallics, electrochemistry, and DFT modeling.

For up-to-date news, visit the McGonigal Group webpage

Research Groups

Department of Chemistry

  • Catalysis and Sustainable Chemical Processes
  • Physical Organic and Assembly

Research Interests

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Selected Publications

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Indicators of Esteem

Selected Grants

  • 2018: Rutherford Strategic Partner Grant 2018 (£131500.00 from )