Dr Graeme Hogarth

Materials and Inorganic Chemistry

Dr Graeme Hogarth

Address: Department of Chemistry, UCL
Phone No: +44 (0)20 7679 4664
Fax No: +44 (0)20 7679 7463
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Research areas of interest include:

  • Hydrogenase Biomimetics
  • Binuclear and Cluster Chemistry
  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Dithiocarbamate Complexes
  • Small Bite-Angle Diphosphines
  • Imido and Oxo Complexes 


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Our work centres on molecular transition metal chemistry. Current projects include; the synthesis and study of diiron dithiolate complexes as biomimetic models for the iron-only hydrogenase enzyme, which is used in nature to convert protons to hydrogen, the use of well-defined gold clusters as precursors to gold nanoparticles for applications in heterogeneous catalysis, and the preparation of backbone functionalised dithiocarbamate complexes for applications in materials and biological processes. 

Research Profile

Selected Publications

  1. Models of the iron-only hydrogenase: Reactions of [Fe2(CO)6(m-pdt)] with small bite-angle diphosphines yielding bridge and chelate diphosphine complexes [Fe2(CO)4(diphosphine)(m-pdt)], F. I. Adam, G. Hogarth and I. Richards, J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692, 3957-3968.
  2. Small bite-angle diphosphines: Synthesis and molecular structures of [M(CO)4{X2PC(R1R2)PX2}] (M = Mo, W; X = Ph, Cy; R1 = H, Me, Et, Pr, allyl; R2 = Me), G. Hogarth and J. Kilmartin, J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692, 5655-5670.
  3. Chelate and bridge diphosphine isomerization: Triosmium and triruthenium clusters containing 1,1΄-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene (dppf), N. Begum, U.K. Das, M. Hassan, G. Hogarth, S.E. Kabir, E. Nordlander, M.A. Rahman and D.A. Tocher, Organometallics, in press.
  4. Bimetallic osmium-tin clusters: Addition of triphenyltinhydride to unsaturated [Os3(CO)8{-Ph2PCH2P(Ph)C6H4}(m-H)] and saturated [Os3(CO)10(m-dppm)], M.R. Hasan, G. Hogarth, G. M. Golzar Hossain, S.E Kabir, A.K. Raha, M.S. Saha and D.A. Tocher,Organometallics, in press.
  5. Reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with tri(2-furyl)phosphine: Di-and tri-substituted triruthenium and phosphido-bridged diruthenium complexes, N. Begum, M.A. Rahman, M.R. Hassan, S.E. Kabir, E. Nordlander, G. Hogarth and D.A. Tocher, J. Organomet. Chem., in press.

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Graeme Hogarth hails from the North East of England but studied for both his BSc (1983) and PhD (1986) at the University of Bristol, carrying out the latter in the group of Professor Selby Knox. He was then awarded a NATO post-doctoral fellowship to work with Professor Arthur Carty at the University of Waterloo, and here he also worked closely with Professor Todd Marder (now at Durham University). After a year at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford working with Professor Malcolm Green, he was appointed to a lectureship at UCL in 1989. He has been at UCL for nearly 20 years, being promoted to Reader in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and when not in the lab he can be found on a squash court or watching the Boro!