Prof. Deryn Fogg
Deryn Fogg
Full Professor
Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies

DRO 301
(613) 562-5800 ext. 6057

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences


Dr. Fogg's research in organometallic chemistry and catalysis focuses on design and discovery of highly active, robust, and selective catalysts, for applications ranging from pharmaceutical synthesis to tissue engineering. A particular focus is on important problems in the rapidly evolving area of olefin metathesis, and highly efficient "tandem" catalysis, in which a single catalyst precursor affects multiple reaction types. A recent area of investigation, which has triggered much industrial and academic interest, centers on development of MALDI mass spectrometry as a tool for structural and mechanistic insight in organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

  • Drouin, S.D., G.P.A. Yap, and D. E. Fogg. Hydrogenolysis of A Ruthenium Carbene: Mechanistic Implications for Tandem ROMP-Hydrogenation. Inorg. Chem., 39, 5412-5414., 2000
  • Drouin, S.D., F. Zamanian, and D.E. Fogg. Multiple Tandem Catalysis: Facile Cycling between Hydrogenation and Metathesis Chemistry. Organometallics, 20, 5495-5497., 2001
  • Conrad, J.C., H.H. Parnas, and D.E. Fogg. Ruthenium-Pseudohalide Complexes: Efficient Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 11882-11883., 2005
  • Conrad, J.C., M.D. Eelman, J. Silva, S. Monfette, H. Parnas,  J.L. Snelgrove, and D.E. Fogg. Oligomers as Intermediates in Ring-Closing Metathesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 1024-1025., 2007
  • Camm, K.D., N. Martinez Castro, Y. Liu, P. Czechura, J.L. Snelgrove, and D.E. Fogg. Tandem ROMP-Hydrogenation with Third-Generation Grubbs Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 4168-4169., 2007

Research interests

  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Transition metal catalysis
  • Organometallic synthesis
  • Catalyst design and lifetime
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Chiral catalysis
  • Inert-atmosphere MALDI mass spectrometry