Organic Chemistry

Drawing upon the experience and knowledge of a large internationally recognized faculty, students studying organic chemistry at the U of A receive an enriching and high quality education. Graduates of our program find successful and fulfilling careers in industry, government and within academia.

Research in organic chemistry in the department covers a wide variety of topics, including:

  • antimicrobial agents and biological/biochemical mechanisms
  • catalysis and organometallic mechanisms
  • molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry
  • carbohydrate/protein interactions and biophysical chemistry
  • synthesis of biologically active carbohydrates and their libraries
  • synthetic methodology and construction of natural products
  • antitumor agents and DNA interactions
  • new organic materials
  • combinatorial synthesis and bioorganic chemistry