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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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Research Output

Structural and metal-halogen exchange reactivity studies of sodium magnesiate biphenolate complexes

Yeardley, C., Kennedy, A. R., Gros, P. C., Touchet, S., Fairley, M., McLellan, R., Martínez-Martínez, A. J. & O'Hara, C. T., 28 Apr 2020, In : Dalton Transactions. 49, 16, p. 5257-5263 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Ultrafast amidation of esters using lithium amides under aerobic ambient temperature conditions in sustainable solvents

    Fairley, M., Bole, L. J., Mulks, F. F., Main, L., Kennedy, A. R., O'Hara, C. T., García-Álvarez, J. & Eva, H., 7 Jul 2020, In : Chemical Science. 11, 25, p. 6500-6509 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Thesis

    Advancing alkali metal dihydropyridine chemistry : syntheses, structures and applications

    Author: Orr, S. A., 20 Sep 2017

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Chiral concepts in s-block metal chemistry

    Author: Zaragoza, S., 8 Apr 2016

    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


    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