Our group is primarily concerned with synthetic organic chemistry, and its application to diverse challenges in biological and materials science.

The main areas of current interest and lists of relevant publications are:

Heterocyclic Natural Products: The synthesis of pyrrolidine and piperidine compounds with antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer activity.

Metal-Mediated Carbon-Carbon bond forming Methodology: The use of organozinc, organomagnesium and organolead compounds for novel stoichiometric and catalytic bond forming processes.

Methodology for the Functionalisation of Materials: The development of a direct and effective chemical procedure for the surface modification of diverse polymeric materials.



Recent monographs:

“Oxazolomycins And Equisetins: Novel Antibiotic Lead Structures", M. Anwar, C.L. Bagwell, Y. Jeong, M.G. Moloney and M. Yaqoob, in "Functional Molecules from Natural Sources (Special Publication)", S.K. Wrigley, R. Thomas , N. Nicholson and C. Bedford (Eds), 2010.

"Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry", M.G. Moloney, Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4051-1451-6.

"Science of Synthesis", Volume 26 (Deprotection of Alcohols), Thieme, 2007.

"Introductory Organic Chemistry", M.G. Moloney, Sci.Ink, 2007.

"Science of Synthesis", Volume Ed. M.G. Moloney, Volume 5 (Organometallic Derivatives of Ge, Sn and Pb), Thieme, 2003.

"Reaction Mechanisms at a Glance. A Step-wise Approach to Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry", M.G. Moloney, 2000, Blackwells Science, available in english, chinese, greek, polish and italian translations.

"Synthons Derived from Aspartic and Glutamic acids", M.G. Moloney, in "Synthetic Uses of Amino Acids", G.M. Barrett, Oxford University Press, 1999.



"Excitatory Amino Acids", Natural Product Reports, M.G. Moloney, 1998, 15, 205-219.

"Excitatory Amino Acids", Natural Product Reports, M.G. Moloney, 1999, 16, 485-498.

"Excitatory Amino Acids", Natural Product Reports, M.G. Moloney, 2002, 19, 597-616.

"The Oxazolomycins: Novel Antibiotics - Structure, Synthesis, Biosynthesis and Function", P.J. Trippier, M. G. Moloney, Z. Wang and M. Yaqoob, Current Drug Discovery Technologies, 2004, 1, 181-199.