Organic chemistry deals with the fascinating and diverse chemistry of the versatile element carbon.

It includes research that:

  • discovers the structure of new natural products
  • invents new reactions
  • synthesises complex molecules
  • makes new drugs to treat diseases and materials for devices as diverse as solar cells and explosive detectors. 

Our research is closely linked with investigations into inorganic chemistry and physical and computational chemistry, and we collaborate with colleagues who specialise in those disciplines on a wide range of multidisciplinary research projects.

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