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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Meaghan Deegan

Meaghan Deegan

Assistant Professor

Degree Information
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2014
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2020
Research Information

My group’s research lies broadly in the area of synthetic inorganic chemistry with a focus on understanding the selective activation of strong chemical bonds and the stabilization of highly reactive intermediates. Prospective applications of materials prepared by our group include the synthesis of complex organic molecules and understanding energy-related processes. Students in the lab develop skills required for synthesizing, handling, and characterizing air sensitive materials, including the use of glovebox and Schlenk techniques, as well as a range of analytical methods.

  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Deegan, M. M.; Bloch, E. D. Stabilizing Porosity in Organic Cages Through Coordination Chemistry. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 7044-7050. 

Deegan, M. M.; Bloch, E. D. Synthesis, Characterization, and Polymerization of Capped Paddlewheel Porous Cages. Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 3127-3131. 

Deegan, M. M.*; Dworzak, M. R.*; Gosselin, A. J.*; Korman, K. J.*; Bloch, E. D. Gas Storage in Porous Molecular Materials. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 4531-4547. (* = authors contributed equally)

Deegan, M. M.; Peters, J. C. Synthesis and Functionalization Reactivity of Fe-Thiocarbonyl and Thiocarbyne Complexes. Polyhedron 2021, 209, 115461.

Deegan, M. M.; Hannoun, K. I.; Peters, J. C. Dihydrogen Adduct (Co-H2) Complexes for H-atom and Hydride Transfer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 22631-22637.

Deegan, M. M.; Ahmed, T. S.; Yap, G. P. A.; Bloch, E. D. Structure and Redox Tuning of Gas Adsorption Properties in Calixarene-Supported Fe(II)-Based Porous Cages. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 5273-5279. 

Deegan, M. M.; Peters, J. C. O-Functionalization of a Cobalt Carbonyl Generates a Terminal Cobalt Carbyne. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 9531-9534.

Deegan M. M.; Peters, J. C. Electrophile-Promoted Fe-to-N2 Hydride Migration in Highly Reduced Fe(N2)(H) Complexes. Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6264-6270.

Deegan, M. M.; Muldoon, J. A.; Hughes, R. P.; Glueck, D. S.; Rheingold, A. L. Synthesis and Structure of Metal Complexes of P-Stereogenic Chiral Phosphiranes: An EDA-NOCV Analysis of the Donor-Acceptor Properties of Phosphirane Ligands. Organometallics 2018, 37, 1473-1482. 

Deegan, M. M.; Peters, J. C. CO Reduction to CH3OSiMe3: Electrophile-Promoted Hydride Migration at a Single Fe Site. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2561-2564.