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Sylvia Draper
Professor, Chemistry
Professor, CRANN

Biography

Prof. Sylvia Draper graduated in Chemistry from the University of Exeter (1:1) in 1988. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1991, working with Dr. C. Housecroft on 'Boron Butterfly Clusters' and since 1993, after a short PD fellowship with Prof. D. Cardin, has worked as a lecturer, fellow and now associate Professor in Inorganic and Synthetic Materials Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Draper is a recipient of both a Provost Teaching Award and a National Award for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL, excellence award)(2008), and held the position of Head of Discipline in Inorganic and Synthetic Materials from 2003-11. She is currently the Head of School of Chemistry, a position she has held since 2013. In 2017 she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is the Irish Representative on the RSC Heads of Chemistry UK standing committee and a fellows representative on the Board of the College.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

L. P. Wijesinghe, S. D. Perera, E. Larkin, G. M. Ó Máille, R. Conway-Kenny, B. S. Lankage, L. Wang, S. M. Draper, , [2+2+2] cyclotrimerisation as a convenient route to 6N-doped nanographenes: a synthetic introduction to hexaazasuperbenzenes;, RSC Advances, 7, 2017, p24163 - 2416 Journal Article, 2017

Wang, L.-S., Lu, Y., Máille, G.M.O., (...), Nolan, D., Draper, S.M., Sonogashira Cross-Coupling as a Route to Tunable Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Rods with a Polyoxometalate Backbone, Inorganic Chemistry, 55, (19), 2016, p9497-9500 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Lu, Y., Wang, J., McGoldrick, N., Cui, X., Zhao, J., Caverly, C., Twamley, B., Ó Máille, G.M., Irwin, B., Conway-Kenny, R., Draper, S.M., Iridium(III) Complexes Bearing Pyrene-Functionalized 1,10-Phenanthroline Ligands as Highly Efficient Sensitizers for Triplet"Triplet Annihilation Upconversion, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55, (47), 2016, p14688 - 14692 Journal Article, 2016

Yue Lu,[a] Niamh McGoldrick,[a] Frances Murphy,[a] Brendan Twamley,[a] Xiaoneng Cui,[b] Colm Delaney,[a] Gearóid M. Ó Máille,[a] Junsi Wang,[a] Jianzhang Zhao[b] and Sylvia M. Draper*[a], Highly efficient triplet photosensitizers: a systematic approach to the application of Ir(III) complexes containing extended phenanthrolines, Chemistry - a European Journal, 22, 2016, p11349 - 11356 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Delaney, C., Ó Máille, G.M., Twamley, B., Draper, S.M., One-Pot, High-Yielding, Oxidative Cyclodehydrogenation Route for N-Doped Nanographene Synthesis, Organic Letters, 18, (1), 2016, p88-91 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Wang J., Lu Y., McGoldrick N., Zhang C., Yang W., Zhao J., Draper S., Dual phosphorescent dinuclear transition metal complexes, and their application as triplet photosensitizers for TTA upconversion and photodynamic therapy, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, (25), 2016, p6131-6139 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

C. Delaney, S. D. Perera, G.M. O". Ma"ille and S. M. Draper, Intriguing Diels-Alder products: Chiral Centres with an added twist, Chemical Communications, 50, (13), 2014, p1599 - 1601 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Wijesinghe, LP, Lankage, BS, Maille, GMO, Perera, SD, Nolan, D, Wang, LS, Draper, SM, Methoxy functionalisation: exerting synthetic control of the supramolecular and electronic structure of nitrogen-doped nanographenes, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50, (73), 2014, p10637-10640 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Lianlian Liu , Dandan Huang , Sylvia M Draper , Xiuyu Yi , Wanhua Wu and Jianzhang Zhao , Visible light-harvesting trans bis(alkylphosphine) platinum(II)-alkynyl complexes showing long-lived triplet excited states as triplet photosensitizers for triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion, Dalton Transactions, 42, (30), 2013, p10694-10706 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Savarimuthu Philip Anthony, Longsheng Wang, Sunil Varughese and Sylvia M. Draper, A structurally versatile coordination polymer: demonstrating spontaneous resolution, conformational polymorphism and gel formation, CrystEngComm , 33, 2013, p6602 - 6605 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

N. B. Mc Goldrick, B. Marzec, P. N. Scully and S. M. Draper , Implementing a Multidisciplinary Program for Developing Learning, Communication, and Team-Working Skills in Second-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Students, Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 2013, p338 - 344 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

D. Nolan, B. Gil, L. S. Wang, J. Z. Zhao and S. M. Draper*, , Structure-Property Relationships and O-1(2) Photosensitisation in Sterically Encumbered Diimine Pt-II Acetylide Complexes, Chemistry - A European Journal, 19(46), 15615 - (46), 2013, p15615 - 15626 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Wahab, Ikarastika Rahayu Abdul, Wong, Nikki Siu Hai, Boylan, Fabio, CCDC 865486: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination, Cambridge Structural Database, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Roberts, DJ, Nolan, D, Maille, GMO, Watson, GW, Singh, A, Ledoux-Rak, I, Draper, SM, The synthesis and characterisation of novel ferrocenyl polyphenylenes, Dalton Transactions, 41, (29), 2012, 8850-8860 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ollagnier, Cecile M. A., Nolan, Deanne, Fitchett, Christopher M., Draper, Sylvia M., 4 '-(pyridyl)-2,2 ':6 ',2 ''-Terpyridine ligands: discrete metal complexes and their polymeric assemblies as a function of N-pyridyl substitution patterns, Supramolecular Chemistry, 24, (8), 2012, p563-571 Journal Article, 2012

Ómáille, G.M., Draper, S.M., Metal-Based molecular switches generated from dithienyl ethene (DTE), Spectroscopic Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, 43, 2012, p166-215 Journal Article, 2012

Dilwyn J. Roberts, Deanne Nolan, Gearóid M. Ó Máille, Graeme W. Watson, Anu Singh, Isabelle Ledoux-Rak,Sylvia M. Draper, The Synthesis and Characterisation of Novel Ferrocenyl Polyphenylenes, RSC Dalton Transactions, 41, (29), 2012, p8850 - 8860 Journal Article, 2012 DOI Other

C.M.A. Ollagnier; D. Nolan; C. M. Fitchett, S.M. Draper, 4'-(pyridyl)-2,2':6',2'';-Terpyridine ligands: discrete metal complexes and their polymeric assemblies as a function of N-pyridyl substitution patterns, Supramolecular Chemistry, 24, (8), 2012, p563 - 571 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Metal-based molecular switches generated in, editor(s)Yarwood, Douthwaite and Duckett , Spectroscopic Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds , Special Periodic Reports, RSC, 2012, pp166 - 215, [Gearoid M. O" Maille, Sylvia M. Draper] Book Chapter, 2012 DOI

Ollagnier, C.M.A., Nolan, D., Fitchett, C.M., Draper, S.M., 4"-(pyridyl)-2,2":6",2"-Terpyridine ligands: Discrete metal complexes and their polymeric assemblies as a function of N -pyridyl substitution patterns, Supramolecular Chemistry, 24, (8), 2012, p563-571 Journal Article, 2012

Angelika Graczyk, Frances A. Murphy, Deanne Nolan,, Terpyridine-fused Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons generated via Cyclodehydrogenation and used as Ligands in Ru(II) Complexes, RSC Dalton Transactions, 41, (25), 2012, p7746 - 7754 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

S. P. Anthony, C. Delaney, S.Varughese, L. Wang, S.M. Draper*a, Supramolecular luminescent system based on 2-cyano-3(4-(diphenylamino)phenyl) acrylic acid: Chiral luminescent host for selective CH3CN sensor, CrystEngComm, 13, (22), 2011, p6706 - 6711 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Gareth Cooke, Gearóid M. Ó Máille, Roberto Quesada, Longsheng Wang, Sunil Varughese and Sylvia M. Draper, Substituted Pyridazines As Ligands In Homoleptic (fac and mer) and Heteroleptic Ru(II) Complexes, Dalton Transactions, 40, (32), 2011, p8206 - 8212 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Martin C.J., Gil B., Draper S.M., Thienyl directed polyaromatic C-C bond fusions: S-doped hexabenzocoronenes , Chemical Communications, 47, (12), 2011, p3616 - 3618 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Belén Gil, Gareth A. Cooke, Deanne Nolan, Gearóid M. Ó Máille, Sunil Varughese, Longsheng Wang and Sylvia M. Draper*, A dinuclear extension to constrained heteroleptic Cu(I) systems, Dalton Transactions, 40, (33), 2011, p8320 - 8327 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Stephen A. Bradley, Brian J. Bresnan, Sylvia M. Draper, Niall W. A. Geraghty, Mark Jeffares, Thomas McCabe, T. Brian H. McMurry and John E. O'Brien, Photochemical [2 + 2] cycloaddition reactions of 6-alkenyl-3-phenylcyclohex-2-en-1-ones: using biradical conformation control to account for exceptions to the "rule of five", Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 47, (12), 2011, p2959 - 2968 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Colin J. Martin, Belen Gil, Sarath D. Perera and Sylvia M. Draper, Oxidative bond formation in di-thienyl polyphenylenes: the optical and electrochemical consequences, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 10, 2011, p3491 - 3499 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Woolf A, Chaplin AB, McGrady JE, Alibadi MAM, Rees N, Draper SM, Murphy FA, Weller AS, {Rh(PiBu3)2}+ fragments ligated to arenes: from benzene to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Part I. An experimental approach , Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. , 10, 2011, p1614 - 1625 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Deanne Nolan, Belén Gil, Frances A. Murphy and Sylvia M. Draper, Propellers and Planes: Phosphorescent Pt(II) s-acetylides from polyaromatic ligands, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 21, (21), 2011, p3248 - 3256 Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

S. Varughese, S. M. Draper, Pyridazines in Crystal Engineering: A Systematic Evaluation of the Role of Isomerism and Steric Factors in Determining Crystal Packing and Nano/Microcrystal Morphologies, Cryst. Growth Des, 10, (6), 2010, p2571 - 2580 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Roberts DJ, Gregg DJ, Fitchett CM, Draper SM* , Ferrocenyl-Polyphenylenes - Toward Metallo-Organic Polyaromatics, Organometallics, 29, (23), 2010, p6541 - 6547 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

S. P. Anthony, S. Varughese, S.M. Draper, Impact of molecular structure on intermolecular interactions and organic luminescence in supramolecular systems, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 23, (11), 2010, p1074 - 1079 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

S.P.Anthony, S.M.Draper, Nano/Microstructure Fabrication of Functional Organic Material: Polymorphic Structure and Tunable Luminescence, Journal Physical Chemistry C, 114, (27), 2010, p11708 - 11716 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Frances A. Murphy, Sylvia M. Draper , Superaromatic Terpyridines: Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes with Tridentate Functionality, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 75, (6), 2010, p1862 - 1870 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

S. Varughese, S. M. Draper , Solid State Conformational Preferences of a Flexible Molecular Backbone Derived from Acetone: Dependence on Electron Donating/Withdrawing Ability of Substitutions, Crystal Growth and Design, 10, (5), 2010, p2298 - 2305 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Switching-On: the Copper Age in, editor(s)Bruno Pignataro , Ideas in Chemistry and molecular Science, Wiley-VCH, 2010, pp343-360 , [B.Gil-Ibanez, S. M. Draper] Book Chapter, 2010

Áine Mooney, Alan J. Corry, Cliodhna Ní Ruairc, Thamir Mahgoub, Dermot O'Sullivan, Norma O'Donovan, John Crown, Sunil Varughese, Sylvia M. Draper, Dilip K. Rai and Peter T. M. Kenny , Synthesis, characterisation and biological evaluation of N-(ferrocenyl)naphthoyl amino acid esters as anticancer agents , Dalton Transactions, 39, (35), 2010, p8228 - 8239 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Varughese, Sunil, Cooke, Gareth, Draper, Sylvia M., N-Substituted pyridazines as building blocks in novel supramolecular architectures, Crystengcomm, 11, (8), 2009, p1505-1508 Journal Article, 2009

S. Varughese, G. Cooke, S. M. Draper., N-substituted Pyridazines as Building Blocks in Novel Supramolecular Architectures, CrystEngComm , 11, (8), 2009, p1505 - 1508 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

B.W. Moran, F.P. Anderson, A. Devery, S. Cloonan, W. E. Butler, S. Varughese, S.M. Draper, P.T.M. Kenny, Synthesis, Structural Characterisation and Biological Evaluation of Fluorinated Analogues of Resveratrol, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 17, (13), 2009, p4510 - 4522 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

F. A. Murphy, S. Suárez, E. Figgemeier, E. R. Schofield, S. M. Draper., 'Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers of Ru(II) and Os(II) Polypyridines on Gold Surfaces: Exploring New Potentials' , Chemistry a European Journal, 15, (23), 2009, p5740 - 5748 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

P.S. Anthony, S. Varughese, S.M. Draper., Switching and tuning organic solid state luminescence via a supramolecular approach, Chemical Communications, 48, 2009, p7500 - 7502 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Murphy, Frances A., Suarez, Stephane, Figgemeier, Egbert, Schofield, Emma R., Draper, Sylvia M., Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers of Ru-II and Os-II Polypyridines on Gold Surfaces: Exploring New Potentials, Chemistry-a European Journal, 15, (23), 2009, p5740-5748 Journal Article, 2009

Cecile M. A. Ollagnier, Sarath D. Perera, Christopher M. Fitchett and Sylvia M. Draper , Rhodium and Palladium Complexes of a Pyridyl-centred Polyphenylene., Dalton Transactions, 2 , 2008, p283 - 290 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

Martin, C.J., Perera, S.D., Draper, S.M., Thiophene containing polyaromatic hydrocarbons , Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Materials and Micro/Nanosystems , CIMTEC 2008 - Structures and Systems - Smart Materials and Micro/Nanosystems, edited by Pietro VINCENZINI and Giuseppe D'ARRIGO , 54, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2008, pp120-122 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

G. A. Scalabrino, N. Hogan, K.M.O'Boyle, G.R. Slator, D.J.Gregg, C.M.Fitchett, S.M.Draper, G.W. Bennet, P.M.Hinkle, K.Bauer, Discovery of a Dual Action, First-in-class Peptide that mimics and enhances CNS-mediated actions of Thyrotropin-releasing Hormone , Neuropharmacology, 52, (7), 2007, p1472 - 1481 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Ollagnier, C.M., Nolan, D., Fitchett, C.M., Draper, S.M., [Ru(3-pyridyl-4"-terpy)2]2+ as a metallo-ligand - Adding to the complexity of supramolecular polymers, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 10, (9), 2007, p1045-1048 Journal Article, 2007

Anthony Coleman, Sylvia M. Draper, Conor Long, and Mary T. Pryce , Photochemical cis-trans Isomerization of cis-( 6-1,2-Diphenylethene)Cr(CO)3 and the Molecular Structure of trans-( 6-1,2-Diphenylethene)Cr(CO)3, Organometallics, 26, (7), 2007, p4128 - 4134 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Ollagnier, Cecile M., Nolan, Deanne, Fitchett, Christopher M., Draper, Sylvia M., [Ru(3-pyridyl-4'-terpy)(2)](2+) the complexity of as a metallo-ligand - Adding to supramolecular polymers, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 10, (9), 2007, p1045-1048 Journal Article, 2007

Cecile M. Ollagnier, Deanne Nolan, Christopher M. Fitchett, Sylvia M.Draper, Ru(3-pyridyl-4'-terpy)2]2+ as a Metallo-ligand - Adding to the Complexity of Supramolecular Polymers, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 10, (9), 2007, p1045-1048 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Rethi Madathil, Raman Parkesh, Sylvia M. Draper, Oligo(phenylene vinylene)-poly(methylstyrene) hydrids: controlled step-wise molecular wiring of oligo(phenylene vinylene), Tetrahedron Letters, 47, (16), 2006, p2731 - 2734 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Alok Goel, David Savage, Steven R. Allen, Tara Hogan, Paula N. Kelly, Sylvia M. Draper, Christopher M. Fitchett, Peter T. M. Kenny , The synthesis and structural characterization of N-para-ferrocenyl benzoyl dipeptide esters: The x-ray crystal structure of N-{para-(ferrocenyl)benzoyl}-L-alanine-glycine ethyl ester, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 691, (22), 2006, p4686 - 4693 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Robin B. Bedfors, Michael Betham, Michael E. Blake, Simon J. Coles, Sylvia M. Draper, Michael B. Hursthouse, Noelle P. Scully, Ruthenium PCP-bis(phosphinite) pincer complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 359, (6), 2006, p1870 - 1878 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Daniel J. Gregg, Christopher M. Fitchett, Sylvia M. Draper, Intermolecular interactions of extended aromatic ligands: the synchrotron molecular structure of [Ru(bpy)2(N-HSB)].2PF6 and [Ru(bpy)2(N-1/2HSB)].2PF6, Chemical Communications, 29, 2006, p3090 - 3092 Journal Article, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text

Daniel J. Gregg, Cecile M. A. Ollagnier, Christopher M. Fitchett, Sylvia M. Draper, Structurally Characterized Hetero-Oligopolyphenylenes: Synthetic Advances Toward Next-Generation Heterosuperbenzenes, Chemistry - A European Journal, 12, (11), 2006, p3043 - 3052 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Daniel J. Gregg, Eberhard Bothe, Petra Hofer, Paolo Passaniti, Sylvia M. Draper, Extending the Nitrogen-Heterosuperbenzene Famil: The Spectroscopic, Redox and Photophysical Properties of 'Half-Cyclised' N-0.5HSB and Its Ru(II) Complex, Inorganic Chemistry, 44, (16), 2005, p5654 - 5660 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Michael K. Seery, Sylvia M. Draper, John M. Kelly, Thomas McCabe, Brian T.H. McMurry, The synthesis, structural characterization and photochemistry of some 3-phenylindenones, Synthesis, 3, 2005, p470 - 474 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

S. M. Draper, D. J. Gregg, E. R. Schofield, W. R. Browne, M.. Duati, J. G. Vos, Complexed Nitrogen-heterosuperbenzene: the coordinating properties of a remarkable ligand, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126, (28), 2004, p8694 - 8701 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

R.B. Bedford, S.L. Hazelwood, M.E. Limmert, D.A. Albisson, S.M. Draper, P.N. Scully, S.J.Coles, M.B.Hursthouse, Orthopalladated and -platinated bulky Triarylphosphite Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity and Application as High-Activity Catalysts for Suzuki and Stille Coupling Reactions, Chemistry - A European Journal, 9, (14), 2003, p3216 - 3227 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

S.M.Draper, D.Gregg, R.Madathil, Heterosuperbenzenes: a New Family of Nitrogen-Functionalised, Graphitic Molecules, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124, (14), 2002, p3486 - 3487 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Champeil, E., Draper, S.M., Ferrocenylalkynes as ligands in transition metal complexes, Dalton Transactions, 9, 2001, p1440 - 1447 Journal Article, 2001 DOI TARA - Full Text

Fiona Gormley, Julie Grobach, Sylvia M Draper, A. P. Davies, Benzylic Oligothioethers as Ditopic Ligands for Group 6 Transition Metal Carbonyls, Dalton Transactions, 2, 2000, p173 - 179 Journal Article, 2000 DOI TARA - Full Text

Robin B. Bedford, Sylvia M Draper, P.Noelle Scully, S.L Welch, Palladium bis(phosphinite) 'PCP'-pincer complexes and their application as catalysts in the Suzuki Reaction, New Journal of Chemistry, 24, (10), 2000, p745 - 747 Journal Article, 2000 DOI TARA - Full Text

Catherine E. Housecroft, Sylvia M. Draper, Andrew D. Hattersley, Arnold L. Rheingold, Boride cluster fusion through copper and silver. Crystal structure of [(Ph3P)2N][HRu4(CO)12BH)2Ag], Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 614-615, 2000, p202 - 207 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Davis, A.P., Draper, S.M., Dunne, G., Ashton, P., The N-carbamoyl squaramide dimer: A compact, strongly associated H- bonding motif , Chemical Communications, 22, 1999, p2265 - 2266 Journal Article, 1999 DOI TARA - Full Text

M.Delamesiere, E.Champeil, B.Twamley, J.J.Byrne, S.M.Draper, Novel Acetylene-Linked Di-cobalt and Tetra-cobalt Carbonyl Clusters, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry , 589, (2), 1999, p157 - 167 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Braga, D., M. Draper, S., Champeil, E., Grepioni, F., Inorganic-organometallic crystal synthesis. The role of charge-assisted C-H...O and C-H...Cl hydrogen bonds in crystalline [(η5-C5H5)2Co][H 2PO4]·3H2O and [(η6-C6H5Me)2Cr][Cl]1 , Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 573, (1-2), 1999, p73 - 77 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Braga, D, Draper, SM, Champeil, E, Grepioni, F, Inorganic-organometallic crystal synthesis. The role of charge-assisted C-H...O and C-H...Cl hydrogen bonds in crystalline [(eta(5)-C5H5)(2)Co][H2PO4]center dot 3H(2)O and [(eta(6)-C6H5Me)(2)Cr][Cl], Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 573, (1-2), 1999, p73-77 Journal Article, 1999

O'Callaghan, C.N., McMurry, T.B.H., Draper, S.M., Champeil, E., Nitrile and non-nitrile pyridine products from the reaction of 2-cyano- 3-(x-nitrophenyl)prop-2-enamides with methyl 3-oxobutanoate , Journal of Chemical Research - Part S , 12, 1999, p690 - 691A Journal Article, 1999 DOI TARA - Full Text

S.M.Draper, C.Long, B.M.Myers, The photochemistry of (μ2-RC2H)Co2(CO)6 species (R=H or C6H5), important intermediates in the Pauson-Khand reaction , Journal of Organometallic Chemistry , 588, (2), 1999, p195 - 199 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Grepioni, F., Cojazzi, G., Draper, S.M., Scully, N., Braga, D., Crystal forms of hexafluorophosphate organometallic salts and the importance of charge-assisted C-H - F hydrogen bonds , Organometallics , 17, (3), 1998, p296 - 307 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

Conor N. O'Callaghan, Brian T. H. McMurry, John E. O'Brian, Sylvia M. Draper, Synthesis and 13C NMR assignment of ammonium benzylidenepropanedioates and benzylidenepropanediamides, Journal of Chemical Research - Part S, 12, 1998, p732-733 Journal Article, 1998 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Callaghan, C.N., McMurry, T.B.H., O'Brien, J.E., Draper, S.M., Reactions of 2-Oxo-2H-1-benzopyran-3-carbonitrile, Journal of Chemical Research - Part S, 9, 1998, p312 - 313 Journal Article, 1998 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jun-Ying Zhang, Ian W. Boyd, Sylvia Draper, Excimer lamp-induced decomposition of palladium metalorganic films for electroless copper plating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 100-101, (1-3), 1998, p469 - 473 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

O'Callaghan, C.N., McMurry, T.B.H., O'Brien, J.E., Draper, S.M., Gormley, F.K., Formation of Polysubstituted Pyridin-2-one Derivatives by Michael Addition of 3-Oxobutanamide to α,β-Ethylenic Ketones and Amides , Journal of Chemical Research - Part S, 2, 1997, p50 - 51 Journal Article, 1997 DOI TARA - Full Text

C.J.Breheny, S.M.Draper, F.W.Grevels, W.E.Klotzbucher, C.Long, M.T.Pryce, G.Russell, The Photochemistry of [h6-2,6-X2C5H3N)Cr(CO)3] (X=H, CH3 or (CH3)3Si): The first example of a Photoinduced Ring-slip at an (h6-arene)M(CO)3 centre. The molecular structure of (h6-2,6-(CH3)2C5H3N)(Cr(CO)3 and (h6-2,6-((CH3)3Si)2C5H3N)(Cr(CO)3, Organometallics, 15, (17), 1996, p3679 - 3687 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Ledwidge, M.T., Draper, S.M., Wilcock, D.J., Corrigan, O.I., Physicochemical characterization of diclofenac N-(2-hydroxyethyl)pyrrolidine: Anhydrate and dihydrate crystalline forms , Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 85, (1), 1996, p16 - 21 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

O'Callaghan, C.N., McMurry, T.B.H., O'Brien, J.E., Draper, S.M., Wilcock, D.J., Formation of polyheterocyclic systems by reaction of 2-imino-4-methyl-2H-1-benzopyran-3-carbonitrile with active methylene compounds , Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions, 10, 1996, p1067 - 1071 Journal Article, 1996 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sylvia M. Draper and Brendan Twamley, Zirconium 1992, Coordination Chemistry Reviews , 146, 1996, pA91-A140 Review, 1996 DOI

Breheny, C.J., Draper, S.M., Grevels, F.-W., Klotzbücher, W.E., Long, C., Pryce, M.T., Russell, G., Photochemistry of ("6-2,6-X2C5H3 N)Cr(CO)3 (X = H, CH3, (CH3)3Si). First example of a photoinduced ring-slip at an ("6-arene)M(CO)3 center., Organometallics, 15, (17), 1996, p3679-3687 Journal Article, 1996

Breheny, CJ, Draper, SM, Grevels, FW, Klotzbucher, WE, Long, C, Pryce, MT, Russell, G, Photochemistry of (eta(6)-2,6-X(2)C(5)H(3)N)Cr(CO)(3) (X=H, CH3, (CH3)(3)Si). First example of a photoinduced ring-slip at an (eta(6)-arene)M(CO)(3) center. Molecular structures of (eta(6)-2,6-(CH3)(2)C5H3N)Cr(CO)(3) and (eta(6)-2,6-((CH3)(3)Si)(2)C5H3N)Cr(CO)(3), Organometallics, 15, (17), 1996, p3679-3687 Journal Article, 1996

Braga, D., Scaccianoce, L., Grepioni, F., Draper, S.M., From order to disorder and return: Remarkable molecular and crystal dynamics in solid [(C5H5)2Co][PF6] , Organometallics, 15, (22), 1996, p4675 - 4677 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Sylvia M. Draper, Norah Kelly, Hafnium 1992, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 146, 1996, pA141-A153 Review, 1996 DOI

DRAPER, SM, HOUSECROFT, CE, HUMPHREY, JS, RHEINGOLD, AL, MONO-DENTATE AND DI-DENTATE TERTIARY PHOSPHINE AND MONODENTATE TERTIARY PHOSPHITE DERIVATIVES OF [RU4H(CO)(12)BH2], Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions, (23), 1995, p3789-3799 Journal Article, 1995

Draper, S.M., Kelly, N., 3. Hafnium 1992, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 146, (C), 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Ciaran Byrne, Sylvia M. Draper, John P. James, Conor Long, Synthesis and crystal structure of a substituted 2,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,2,3,5-tetrazocine: photochemical transformations of substituted pyrrolo[2,3-d]-1,2,3-triazole, Journal of Chemical research, Synopses, (11), 1995, p438 - 439 Journal Article, 1995

S.M.Draper, C.E.Housecroft, J.S.Humphrey, A.L.Rheingold, Mono- and di-dentate tertiary phosphine and monodentate tertiary phosphite derivatives of [Ru4H(CO)12BH2] , Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions , 23, 1995, p3789 - 3799 Journal Article, 1995 TARA - Full Text DOI

Draper, S.M., Twamley, B., 2. Zirconium 1992, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 146, (C), 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Bucky Tubes in, editor(s)Mollen , The Irish Scientist, 1995, [S. M. Draper] Book Chapter, 1995

BYRNE, JJ, DRAPER, SM, HAFNIUM 1991, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 134, 1994, p171-187 Journal Article, 1994

J.J.Byrne, S.M.Draper, Review of Hafnium 1991, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 134, 1994, p171-187 Review, 1994 DOI

J.Kastner, T.Pichler, H.Kuzmany, S.Curran, W.Blau, D.N.Weldon, M.Delamesiere, S.M.Draper, H.Zandbergen, Resonance Raman and Infrared spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes, Chemical Physics Letters, 221, (1-2), 1994, p53 - 58 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

DRAPER, SM, BYRNE, JJ, BREHENY, CJ, LONG, C, LOW, JN, TRICARBONYL(ETA(6)-PYRIDINE)CHROMIUM(0), Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications, 50, 1994, p1669-1671 Journal Article, 1994

S.M.Draper, B.Twamley, Review of Zirconium 1991, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 134, 1994, p189-229 Review, 1994 DOI

S.M.Draper, J.J.Byrne, C.Breheny C.Long, J.N.Low, Tricarbonyl (h6-pyridine)chromium (0), Acta Crystallographica C, 50, 1994, p1669 - 1671 Journal Article, 1994 TARA - Full Text DOI

DRAPER, SM, TWAMLEY, B, ZIRCONIUM-1991, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 134, 1994, p189-229 Journal Article, 1994

KASTNER, J, PICHLER, T, KUZMANY, H, CURRAN, S, BLAU, W, WELDON, DN, DELAMESIERE, M, DRAPER, S, ZANDBERGEN, H, RESONANCE RAMAN AND INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY OF CARBON NANOTUBUES, Chemical Physics Letters, 221, (1-2), 1994, p53-58 Journal Article, 1994

DRAPER, SM, HOUSECROFT, CE, KEEP, AK, MATTHEWS, DM, SONG, XJ, RU3(CO)9BH5 AND [RU3(CO)9BH4]- AS PRECURSORS TO HIGHER NUCLEARITY HOMOMETALLIC AND HETEROMETALLIC CLUSTERS - MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE OF A 2ND ISOMER OF HRU6(CO)17B, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 423, (2), 1992, p241-254 Journal Article, 1992

DRAPER, SM, HATTERSLEY, AD, HOUSECROFT, CE, RHEINGOLD, AL, BORIDE CLUSTER FUSION VIA AN M4-UNIT (M = CU OR AG) - MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE OF [PPN][[-RU4H(CO)12B-]2CU4(MU-CL)][CL] [PPN = (PPH3)2N], Journal of the Chemical Society-Chemical Communications, (18), 1992, p1365-1367 Journal Article, 1992

Sylvia M. Draper, Catherine E. Housecroft, Arnold L. Rheingold, Synthesis and solution properties of the boron-containing cluster HM4(CO)12BAu2(dppf) (M=Fe or Ru) and the competitive formation of {HM4(CO)12BHAu2(dppf)} for M = Ru (dppf = 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene).Molecular Structure of HRu4(CO)12BAu2(dppf)2 CHCl3, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 435, (1-2), 1992, p9 - 20 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

Draper, S.M., Hattersley, A.D., Housecroft, C.E., Rheingold, A.L., Boride cluster fusion via an M4-unit (M = Cu or Ag): Molecular structure of [ppn][{Ru4H(CO)12B}2Cu 4("-Cl)][Cl] [ppn = (PPh3)2N], Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, (18), 1992, p1365-1367 Journal Article, 1992

S.M.Draper, A.D.Hattersley, C.E.Housecroft, A.L.Rheingold, Boride cluster fusion via an M4-unit (M=Cu, Ag): molecular structure of [PPN][{Ru4H(CO)12B}2Cu4(m-Cl)][Cl], Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications , 18, 1992, p1365 - 1367 Journal Article, 1992 DOI TARA - Full Text

S.M. Draper, C.E. Housecroft, A.K. Keep, D.M. Matthew, X. Song, A.L. Rheingold, Ru3(CO)9BH5 and [Ru3(CO)9BH4]- as precursors to higher nuclearity homo- and heterometallic clusters: molecular structure of a second isomer of HRu6(CO)17B, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry , 423, (2), 1992, p241 - 254 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

DRAPER, SM, HOUSECROFT, CE, REES, JE, SHONGWE, MS, HAGGERTY, BS, RHEINGOLD, AL, TO FUSE OR NOT TO FUSE - REACTIONS OF [HM4(CO)12BH]- (M = FE, RU) WITH (PHOSPHINE)GOLD(I) CHLORIDES - MOLECULAR-STRUCTURES OF HFE4(CO)12BHAUP(2-ME-C6H4)3, [AU(PMEPH2)2][(HFE4(CO)12BH)2AU], AND [PPN][(HRU4(CO)12BH)2AU], Organometallics, 11, (7), 1992, p2356-2367 Journal Article, 1992

Sylvia M. Draper, Catherine E. Housecroft, Jaqueline E. Rees, Musa S. Ahongwe, Brian S. Haggerty, Arnold L. Rheingold, To fuse or not to fuse? Reactions of [HM4(CO)12BH]- (M = Fe, Ru) with (phosphine)gold(I) chlorides. Molecular structures of HFe4(CO)12BHAuP(2-Me-C6H4) 3, [Au(PMePh2)2][{HFe4(CO)12BH} 2Au], and [PPN][{HRu4(CO)12BH}2Au], Organometallics, 11, (7), 1992, p2356 - 2367 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

S.M.Draper, C.E.Housecroft, A.L.Rheingold, The synthesis and solution properties of the novel gold bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene bridged clusters HM4(CO)12BAu2(dppf) (M = Fe, Ru) and the competitive formation of {HM4(CO)12BHAu}2(dppf) (M = Ru): molecular structure of HRu4(CO)12BAu(dppf).2CHCl3', Chemical Communication, 1992, p435- Journal Article, 1992

DRAPER, SM, HOUSECROFT, CE, RHEINGOLD, AL, SYNTHESIS AND SOLUTION PROPERTIES OF THE BORON-CONTAINING CLUSTERS HM4(CO)12BAU2(DPPF) (M = FE OR RU) AND THE COMPETITIVE FORMATION OF (HM4(CO)12BHAU)2(DPPF) FOR M = RU (DPPF = 1,1'-BIS(DIPHENYLPHOSPHINO)FERROCENE) - MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE OF HRU4(CO)12BAU2(DPPF).2CHCL3, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 435, (1-2), 1992, p9-20 Journal Article, 1992

S.M.Draper, C.E.Housecroft, A.K.Keep, D.M.Mattews, A.L.Rheingold, B.S.Haggerty, The insertion of 1-phenyl-1-propyne into the ruthenaborane cluster HRu4(CO)12BH2 and the isolation and molecular structure of 1-phenyl-2,3-dimethylazulene, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 410, (3), 1991, pC44-C48 Journal Article, 1991

DRAPER, SM, HOUSECROFT, CE, KEEP, AK, MATTHEWS, DM, HAGGERTY, BS, RHEINGOLD, AL, THE INSERTION OF 1-PHENYL-1-PROPYNE INTO THE RUTHENABORANE CLUSTER HRU4(CO)12BH2 AND THE ISOLATION AND MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE OF 1-PHENYL-2,3-DIMETHYLAZULENE, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 410, (3), 1991, pC44-C48 Journal Article, 1991

A. K. Chipperfield, S. Draper, C. E. Housecroft, D. Matthews and A. L. Rheingold, Transformations of boranes on ruthenium metal frameworks, Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc, 200, 1990, p430-431 Journal Article, 1990

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sylvia Draper, 'Mercury - an element of Mystery and Murder', 01-09-11 'Poisons', RTE1 Pat Kenny, 2011, - Broadcast, 2011

Sylvia Draper, 'When it Glows', RTE 1, rte.ie/radio/todaywithpatkenny/2010-04-22.html, RTE Radio 1, 2011, - Broadcast, 2011

Sylvia Draper, 'Chemistry in the Absence of Gravity', European Space Agency, 2006, - Script, 2006

Sylvia Draper, 'Chemistry For Fun', Agtel: independent Television and Schools Media Production Company, 2005, - Script, 2005

S. M. Draper, N-Larging the Heterosuperbenzene Family : Syntheses on the Double, 36th International Conference in Coordination Chemistry, Mexico, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

S. M. Draper , Carbon-Rich Supermolecules, 3rd RSC Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium, Dublin, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

S. M. Draper, Polyheterocyclic-C,N Materials - Carbon Nanostructures with a difference, Inorganic Chemistry Research Conference, Maynooth, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

C.Ollagnier, S.M.Draper, R.Bedford, New "SCS" and "SNS"- pincer ligands, 9th Irish Inorganic Conference, Maynooth, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

S. M. Draper, Novel Opto-electronic materials from 2D graphenes to 3D azfullerenes, Pan European Conference, Institute of Chemical Industry, London, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

S.M.Draper, The Emergence of a N-Heterosuperbenzene Family, Research Seminar, Imperial College London, 2001 Invited Talk, 2001

S.M.Draper, Polyaromatic Materials: supporting Frameworks, Research Seminar, D.I.T., 2000 Invited Talk, 2000

S.M.Draper, Novel Thioethers as Versatile Ligands, Research Seminar, Glasgow University, 1999 Invited Talk, 1999

J-Y Zhang, I.W. Boyd, S.M.Draper, Excimer Lamp-Induced Decomposition of Palladium Metalorganic Films for Electroless Copper Plating, M.R.S. meeting, Japan, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

S.M.Draper, Metal-Rich Inorganic Materials, Inorganic Research Seminar.s, Cambridge, 1997 Invited Talk, 1997

S. M. Draper, A. D. Neary, M. J. Meegan, 3-Vinylazetidin-2-ones: Precursors to Novel Carbapenems, Royal Society of Chemistry Meeting Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Anti-Infective Agents, Cambridge, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

S.M.Draper, Inorganic Clusters, Irish Chemistry Research Colloquium, Dublin City University, 1996 Invited Talk, 1996

S.M.Draper, Poisons - How to Poison Someone, University Chemical Society, Strathclyde, 1995 Invited Talk, 1995

S.M.Draper, Poisons - How to Poison Someone, Werner Chemical Society Lecture, 1994 Invited Talk, 1994

S.M.Draper, Carbon-Rich Inorganic Materials, Inorganic Chemistry Research Conference, Maynooth, 1993 Conference Paper, 1993

Research Expertise

Description

I am a synthetic chemist with particular expertise in functional molecular materials and their opt-electronic applications. My early research publications sit at the forefront of emerging fields and are testament to my collaboration with some leading research figures at home and abroad. They contribute to a body of work in supramolecular and bio-inorganic chemistry and include the concept of methionine-baiting in the development of new palladium therapeutics (with the Centre for Chemical Synthesis and Chemical Biology, CSCB), the co-crystallisation of TRH-DE inhibitors (with the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience), and the exploration of NIR photosensitisers for application in Photodynamic Therapy (with Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TBSI). The above satellite outputs however are heavily underpinned by a sustained interest into carbon-rich aromatic materials. The underlying achievements of my research therefore are in the creation and improvement of synthetic routes to highly, sought after molecular materials. The routes developed have opened-up new opportunities in the activity and function of tunable luminescent materials e.g. as photosensitisers in opto-electronic applications and devices such as solar cells and Light Emitting Diodes. My interest in carbon-based compounds arose from our early investigations into delocalized alkynes as electronic linkers in metal clusters. The latter are precursors to polyaromatic and heteroaromatic compounds and led me to develop a pathway to, and hence a unique class, of electron-accepting planar molecules: the Nitrogen-heterosuperbenzenes. This pioneering work spawned a significant number highlighted and prestigious publications, and it stimulated new directions within the field of molecular materials. In particular it prompted the advent of on-surface enabled CC coupling and served to ignite the heteroatom- nanographene world. My research group has a consistent record of achievement, marked by some major research milestones. These include the synchrotron molecular structures of founding members of the nitrogen heterosuperbenzene family, the use of large-surface ligands in photoresponsive, coordination compounds and a host of structurally versatile supramolecular and polymeric networks based on a novel sets of polyphenyl pyridines, phenathroline, pyridazine and fluoranthenes. Recent successes include the delivery and evaluation of molecular upconversion materials that exhibit the highest recorded singlet oxygen and upconversion quantum yields. The impact of this work is far-reaching and transformative in driving new industrial processes and technologies. Its quality has ensured that the group continues to be at the forefront of cutting-edge developments and to attract the support of major funding agencies.

Projects

  • Title
    • Compound Interest: Multiple Outputs from Light-emitting materials
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1/3/11
  • Date To
    • 28/02/16
  • Title
    • When Chemistry Stacks-Up: A Bottom-Up Approach To Functional Molecular Graphenes
  • Summary
    • Collaborators: Dr. Adeline Ilie and Prof. Bending (University of Bath) €170,000
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI RPF 09/RFP/MTR2366
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • New Polyaromatic Thiophenes as Opto-Electronic Switches
  • Summary
    • Collaborator: Prof. Franco Scandola (University of Ferrare), Dr. Mary Pryce (DCU) €146,000
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI 08/RFP/CHE1465
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • HEA PRTL4 Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
  • Summary
    • €96,000 Graduate funding: Niamh McGoldrick Co P.I. of larger block grant www.CSCB.ie with RCS, UCD, TCD 900 k€
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Non-Linear Optics: An Evaluation of New Push-Pull Thienyl and Ferrocenyl Complexes using EFISH and HR Technique
  • Summary
    • Collaborator: Prof Isabelle Ledoux Rak, ENS de Cachan €2,000
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI STTF
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • IRCSET PG scholarship
  • Summary
    • Gearoid O'Maille €73,000
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Smart Molecules for Super Materials
  • Summary
    • €960k (collaborator: Dr. G. Watson)
  • Funding Agency
    • Marie-Curie ToK development grant FP6 - MKTD-014472 760 k€
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • IRCSET PG research awards
  • Summary
    • Dilwyn Roberts (2005-7) 73 k€ Deanne Nolan (2006-9) 73 k€
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Making Waves: New N-doped Landers for stepped Cu(111) surfaces
  • Summary
    • CRANN (Naughton Institute for Nanomaterials Research) €50,000 Collaborator: Professor John Boland
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • IRCSET PD researcher awards
  • Summary
    • Pablo Fernandez-Garcia (2005-7) 96 k€ Lorraine Caldwell (2006-8) 96 k€ Natasha Lundin (2008-9) 96 k€
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • HEA PRTL3 Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
  • Summary
    • €80,000 co-applicant, joint project : (UCD/TCD/RCS) award total 2,700 k€ P.I. funding for one of each of 2 yr PD and 3 yr PG joint project : T. Gunnlaugsson, P. Kruger, D. Grayson, I. Rozas)
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • pie-pie Stacking to Discotic Liquid Crystals: the aggregating properties of Heterosuperbenzenes
  • Summary
    • €145,000 + €22,000
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI RPF 05/BR/CHE0093
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Making Waves: New N-doped Landers for stepped Cu(111) surfaces
  • Summary
    • €50k (collaborator: Prof J. Boland)
  • Funding Agency
    • CSET Centre for Research into Applied Nanostructures and Nanodevices
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • N-riching the Heterosuperbenzene Family: New Aromatic Platforms for Photoresponsive Metals
  • Summary
    • €149,000 Collaborator: Prof T. Gandolfi (Bologna)
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI BAS 04/BR/CO153
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Toward TRH-DE Inhibitors as a New Therapeutic in CNS Disorders
  • Summary
    • €135,000 P.I. Dr. J. Kelly (Biochemistry TCD) co-applicant S.Draper
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB programme
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Absorption and Emmission Photochromism in Photolabile Nitrile Complexes of Ruthenium (II)
  • Summary
    • €130,000 Co . PI with Dr. E. Schofield Collaborators: Prof Barrigiletti (Bologna), Dr. E. Figgeimeir (Basel)
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET SC2003359
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Spectrochemcial Evaluation of the Extended N-Heterosuperbenzene Family
  • Summary
    • €10,000 Collaborator: Dr. P. Passiniti (Bologna)
  • Funding Agency
    • E.I International Collaboration award
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Extending the Heterosuperbenzene Family
  • Summary
    • €149k (collaborator: Prof. F. Gandolfi, Prof. K. Wieghardt)
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI BAS 04/BR/CO153 Basic Scientific Research Award
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Heterosuperbenzenes as Ligands in Photoactive transition metal complexes
  • Summary
    • €81k (joint project: E.Schofield, collaborator: Dr. E. Figgemier)
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET SC02348 Basic Scientific Research Grant
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Specific project on Self-Assembly Nanostructures. Chemical Dimensions of Nanomaterials
  • Summary
    • (total € 3.21 million) €368,000 (joint project: Prof J.M.Kelly, M.Lyons). 2004 New Project: Functionalised Redox-Active SAMS (P.I. S.M.Draper) €50,000
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA PRTL3
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Smart Molecules for Super Materials
  • Summary
    • €101k (collaborator: A. Fleming)
  • Funding Agency
    • ENTERPRISE IRELAND Research Innovation Fund
  • Date From
    • 2001
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • HEA PRTL3 Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
  • Summary
    • (total € 27 million) Joint UCD/TCD/RCS. Specific TCD project €2,691k (joint project: T.Gunnlaugsson, P.Kruger, D.Grayson, I.Rozas)
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Nanomaterials for Opto-electronics: from doped 2D polyaromatics to 3D azafullerenes
  • Summary
    • £66,500
  • Funding Agency
    • ENTERPRISE IRELAND Basic Scientific Research Grant
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • Interconnection Artificial Molecular Nanostructures to Biological Moieties
  • Summary
    • £ 30,000 (joint project: Prof. W. Blau, Dr. T. Mantle)
  • Funding Agency
    • PRTL1 Nanomaterials HEA submission
  • Date From
    • 1999
  • Date To
    • 2002
  • Title
    • Methionine Baiting - a New Strategy for Drug Delivery
  • Summary
    • £ 41,280 (collaborator: Dr. Bibby, University of Bradford, Oncology Unit)
  • Funding Agency
    • FORBAIRT Basic Scientific Research Grant
  • Date From
    • 1998
  • Date To
    • 2001
  • Title
    • Photoassisted Catalysis for Electroless Deposition
  • Summary
    • £ 70,000
  • Funding Agency
    • CEC BRITE-EuRAM II Project 8037
  • Date From
    • 1994
  • Date To
    • 1997
  • Title
    • IRCSET PD Fellowship
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 1/11/05
  • Date To
    • 1/11/07

Keywords

CATALYSTS; CHEMISTRY; CLUSTERS; COMPLEXES; COUPLING REACTIONS; CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES; FRAMEWORKS; HYDROGEN BONDING; Luminescent Materials; MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE; RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE; REACTIVITY; RECEPTORS; RECOGNITION; REVERSE-TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS; STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS; SURFACE ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY; SYSTEMS; THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION; TRANSITION-METAL; TYROSINE

Recognition

Representations

ELected member of the RSC Dalton Division Council (DDC) 2012-15

Awards and Honours

Irish Laboratory Awards Collaboration Achievement- shortlist April 2017

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry March 2017

Elected Member of RSC Dalton Division Council 2008-2012

National Award for the Integration of Research Learning and Teaching (NAIRTL) Dec 2008

TCD Provost's Teaching Award May 2008

R.S.C. Individual Research Fund Award: 'The Metallisation and Linkage of Organofullerenes' 1995

Ciba Geigy Individual Research Award 1995-7

Fellow, University of Dublin, Trinity College 2001

Advancement beyond Merit Bar/ Accelerated Promotion 1999

R.S.C. Individual Research Fund Award: 'The Synthesis and Metallisation of the Fullerene Family' 1994

G.P.D.S.T. Trust Scholar 1983-5

Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry March 2017

Member of Iontas Alliance, National Forum 2017

FemCam - Society for Female Chemists in Ireland 2012 – present

Member of RSC Dalton Division Council 2012 – 2015

WITS- Women in Innovation and Technology Science 2006 – present

Associate PI of Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices 2001

C. Chem. Professional Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry 1996


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