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Organic chemistry is the science of carbon compounds. McMaster’s organic chemistry research has expertise in its five major areas: synthetic; physical organic; bioorganic; photochemistry; and polymer
Synthetic organic chemistry studies the laboratory synthesis of specific molecules, such as natural products and dyes used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Physical organic chemistry focuses on the structure of organic molecules and the mechanisms of chemical reactions.
Photochemistry explores the chemistry of electronically excited states. We study the behaviour of molecules after they absorb light and their energy states change. Bio-organic Chemistry encompasses several areas of study including of the biosynthesis of compounds that occur in nature.
Polymer chemistry involves design, synthesis and characterization of novel monomers and polymers.
Polymer Chemistry of Nanotubes; Dendrimer-Based Therapeutics; Covalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs); Supramolecular Functionalization of SWNTs; Carborane-Functionalized Dendrimers; Dendrimer-Based Imaging Agents
New strategies for silicone synthesis using green chemistry, and targeting energy and biomedical applications.
Phospha-adamantanes in organopalladium cross-coupling reactions; carbenoid-based synthesis; synthesis of bioactive compounds
Natural Products: how cells make these antibiotics, and how they work; fooling the biosynthetic machinery into using non-natural precursors to make non-natural, natural products
Organic Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry; Natural Products; Organocatalysis; Transition-metal Catalysis;Total Synthesis
Functional polymers; colloids and microspheres
Medicinal inorganic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry
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