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Personal Statement

Based in the Inorganic Section, I have been an academic within the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde since 2006. I currently hold an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship.

My main area of research centres on the structure and reactivity of organometallic alkali metal reagents as well as their interaction with organomagnesium compounds. The chemistry which can be achieved by combining the two types of metal reagents is often uprecedented and can be utilised in organic synthesis to prepare otherwise unobtainable compounds, an important aspect for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.   

In addition, my teaching includes topics such as structure and bonding and tranisition metal chemistry.

For more information see: www.oharalab.com

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

7 Downloads (Pure)

s-Block cooperative catalysis: alkali metal magnesiate-catalysed cyclisation of alkynols

Fairley, M., Davin, L., Hernan-Gomez, A., García-Álvarez, J., O'Hara, C. T. & Hevia, E., 14 Jun 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 22, p. 5821-5831 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alkali Metals
Crown Ethers

Selective mono- and dimetallation of a group 3 sandwich complex

Martínez-Martínez, A. J., Kennedy, A. R., Paprocki, V., Fantuzzi, F., Dewhurst, R. D., O'Hara, C. T., Braunschweig, H. & Mulvey, R. E., 21 Aug 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 65, p. 9677-9680 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle



Advancing alkali metal dihydropyridine chemistry : syntheses, structures and applications

Author: Orr, S. A., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Mulvey, R. (Supervisor) & O'Hara, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Chiral concepts in s-block metal chemistry

Author: Zaragoza, S., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: O'Hara, C. (Supervisor) & Kennedy, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship

Charles O'Hara (Recipient), 1 Oct 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2008 2015

RSC Main Group Annual Meeting

Charles O'Hara (Organiser)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia


Charles O'Hara (Participant)
29 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference