Organic chemistry

Organic chemistry is the art of constructing organic molecules from smaller building blocks. Research in synthetic organic chemistry is focused on method development in organic synthesis and on design, synthesis and characterization of functional molecules with applications in biomedicine and materials science.

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

Adolf GogollFunctional 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.

Christine DyragerTargeting hypoxia in cancer therapy and diagnosis - Christine Dyrager

Organic synthesis of luminescent heterocyclic compounds, target-specific imaging agents, and hypoxia-activated prodrugs.

Helena GrennbergGraphene 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.

Jan KihlbergChemical tools for research and drug discovery beyond traditional drug space - Jan Kihlberg

Chemical probes for difficult targets that conquer complex disease.



Lukasz PilarskiSynthetic 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. 

Máté ErdélyiHalogen 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.

Roland LindhThe 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.