During 2010 the former divisions of organic chemistry and polymer and materials chemistry merged to a common unit with the name Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS).
The Centre has approximately 80 employees of which 18 are Faculty and about 45 are graduate students or post-docs.
The Centre for Analysis and Synthesis belongs to both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and we teach students from both faculties. Thus, we are responsible for teaching the core subjects of general, analytical, inorganic, materials, polymer and organic chemistry from undergraduate to doctorate level.
Information about the Faculties can be found in the following links:
The research at CAS is cross-disciplinary and is presented for each research group. The research involves inter alia:
Green chemistry and green technology
Chemical biology: small organic molecules as tools in life sciences with special emphasis on constituents of fungi and medicinal plants, DNA recognition, tubulin-modulating molecules, and glycobiology
Synthesis of natural products and derivatives
Self-assembly, supramolecular catalysis and host-guest phenomena of synthetic receptors
Organometallic chemistry of the transition metals with an emphasis on activation of small molecules and unreactive bonds
Computational modeling and design of novel biologically active compounds
Supercritical fluid technology
Hollow fiber membrane extraction
Functional polymer materials
Atomic scale structure and chemical composition of materials for energy conversion
Biocompatible inorganic materials
Oxide and silicate materials