Our research within Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry covers all aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds; from rates and specificities of reactions and the relationship between molecular structure and properties to discovery of methods for synthesis of organic compounds with desired physical, chemical or biological properties and the applications of organic compounds and methods to problems in adjacent areas.
Read more about each individual research group below.
Research Groups within Organic Chemistry
Functional molecular entities - Adolf Gogoll
Organic synthesis of functional entities: Supramolecular host-guest systems, photoswitchable peptidomimetics, and monomers for conducting redox polymers. Our main tools are organometallic synthesis, peptide synthesis, and NMR spectroscopy.
Targeting hypoxia in cancer therapy and diagnosis - Christine Dyrager
Organic synthesis of luminescent heterocyclic compounds, target-specific imaging agents, and hypoxia-activated prodrugs.
Graphene from a molecular perspective - Helena Grennberg
Purification, derivatisation and evaluations of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes; synthesis and chemical functionalization of graphene. Dyes and dyads for electron transfer studies, solar cells and molecular electronics applications. Supramolecular & organometallic chemistry.
Chemical probes for difficult targets that conquer complex disease.
Synthetic methodology, catalysis and green chemistry - Lukasz Pilarski
The group pursues the development of faster, cheaper and greener organic transformations using C-H activation, arynes and mechanochemistry.
Halogen bonding, NMR method development, antibiotic resistance and natural product chemistry! - Máté Erdélyi
Halogen bonding, antimalarial natural products from plants in East Africa, paramagnetic ligand tagging technology and development of Metallo-Beta-Lactamase inhibitors to control antibiotic resistance.
The Quantum Chemistry Group - Roland Lindh
Electronic structure and dynamics simulations, and modelling of electronic structure theory plays a central role in our research projects. Current applications include simulations of properties of chemiluminescent molecules, photochemistry, and interpretation of spectra. Developments are focused on multi-configurational wave function theoryand their implementations in the software package OpenMolcas.