Research Organic

Organic Research

Research in organic chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill covers a broad range of subjects from synthetic methods development to the design of materials with functions inspired by biological systems. Research is often interdisciplinary and involves science at the frontiers of polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science and bioorganic chemistry.

With nine faculty members formally in the organic division and a number of faculty members from other divisions whose research involves organic chemistry, graduate students find they have a wide range of choices for their doctoral research.

  • Synthetic Methods Development
  • Natural Products Synthesis
  • Chemical Catalysis
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Photochemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Chemical Biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis and Functionalization

Recent Research Results

Mapping the Morphological Landscape of Oligomeric Di-block Peptide-Polymer Amphiphiles

We herein present a systematic study of PPA structure-assembly relationships.

An Oxidative Dearomatization Approach to Tetrodotoxin via a Masked ortho-Benzoquinone

Progress toward a stereoselective synthesis of tetrodotoxin (TTX) is presented.

Alkyl–Aryl Cation Mixing in Chiral 2D Perovskites

We report 2D hybrid perovskites comprising a blend of chiral arylammonium and achiral alkylammonium spacer cations (1:1 mole ratio).

Representative Publications

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