Section of Organic Chemistry

Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

Research and development

There is a long tradition of R&D in the SQO. Almost all of the Section's academic staff are involved in researcg projects in a wide range of thematic areas. In general these can be grouped into four main categories:

  • Designs, synthesis and evaluation of biologically active molecules and processes of interest to the pharmaceutical industry Asymmetric synthesis (diastereoselective synthesis) is an essential feature in several of these research projects and combinatorial chemistry is involved in others.
  • Synthesis, structure and applications of peptides, proteins and nucleic acids Encompasses molecules produced both by chemical synthesis and molecular biological techniques and form a methodological perspective NMR techniques plays an important role. Molecules with potential pharmacological interest, nanotechnological applications and the search for ligands are also objectives in this category.
  • Supramolecular chemistry and organic materials Incorporates molecular recognition processes, the origen of chirality in chemical systems and the preparation and characterization of organic materials. These research lines are at the interface between fundamental chemistry, physics and biology.
  • Theoretical and computational chemistry A series of research lines that explore the theoretical foundations of chemical reactivity or porocesses that cannot be explored experimentally. Within this category are also included in silico methods for drug discovery.

More detailed information on the research of individual professors may be found at the individual webpage of the professor in question or by visiting the webpages of the different research groups of the SQO summarized in the column on the right.

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International recognition of excellence