Division of Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry is a fundamental science dealing with the syntheses and reactions of organic compounds, the investigation of their properties and the relationship with their molecular structures, their interactions and functions. The role of organic compounds and reactions in industrial processes is well recognized within a variety of established fields including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, food chemicals and other types of fine chemicals as well as in bulk chemistry. New applications within the field of nanosciences are emerging. The research activities at the division of organic chemistry include selective synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, artificial photosynthesis.