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Organic Chemistry

Research in organic chemistry investigates the reactions, structure, and properties of organic molecules and macromolecules. Organic synthesis is at the core of many of these research activities, and serves as the critical gateway to new drug discovery, new reagents for biological assays and diagnostics, and polymers for clean energy and medicine. Research themes include organometallic catalysis, C-H activation, protein post-translational modifications, controlled polymer synthesis, and molecules for interrogating cellular processes and signal transduction. Our students are trained to develop new synthetic methodologies and investigate the relationship between molecular structure and chemical function.

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    See also: Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Clean Energy, Materials

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    Emeritus, Adjunct, and Affiliate Faculty in This Area

    Larry R. Dalton, Professor Emeritus
    Heinz Floss, Professor Emeritus
    Paul B. Hopkins, Professor Emeritus
    Stanley Raucher, Professor Emeritus
    Darrell Woodman, Professor Emeritus