Dr. Dghaim has an interdisciplinary research activities in the areas of organometallic catalysis, environmental and analytical chemistry and public Health. Her PhD dissertation focused on the development of a novel sequential insertion of imine/CO into late metal-carbon bonds as a novel route towards the synthesis of polypeptides and other biologically relevant molecules. During her academic tenure at Zayed University, Dr. Dghaim participated in several international presentations and research publications related to the fields of chemistry, and environmental and public health. She participated in a research program that collected data on the health status and various environmental exposures of adolescents and children residing in the United Arab Emirates. Her current research is focused on environmental pollution, in particular, examining the chemical and microbial quality of water, soil and sediments.
Development of new transition metal-catalyzed methodologies for enantioselective synthesis of non-proteinogenic Alpha-substituted Alpha-amino acids. Development of novel sequential insertion of imine/CO into late metal-carbon bonds as potential route towards polypeptides and other biologically relevant molecules. Theoretical, kinetic, and mechanistic studies of novel imine insertion into Pd-carbon bonds. Ring-Opening Polymerization o