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