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.

Research Groups

Christine Dyrager: Targeting hypoxia in cancer therapy and diagnosis
Organic synthesis of luminescent heterocyclic compounds, target-specific imaging agents, and hypoxia-activated prodrugs.

The Quantum Chemistry Group
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.

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.

Adolf Gogoll: Functional molecular entities
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.

Helena Grennberg: Graphene from a molecular perspective
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 and organometallic chemistry.

Jan Kihlberg: Chemical tools for research and drug discovery beyond traditional drug space
Chemical probes for difficult targets that conquer complex disease.

Lukasz Pilarski: Synthetic methodology, catalysis and green chemistry
The group pursues the development of faster, cheaper and greener organic transformations using C-H activation, arynes and mechanochemistry.