Strong Teamwork - Research Groups at the Organisch-Chemisches Institut at the WWU Münster
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The research area of organic chemistry constitutes one of the cornerstones of chemistry as a whole. It is here, where the foundation for solving some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as the development of novel pharmaceuticals or processes for alternative energy applications, is laid. In order to meet these challenges, the Organic Chemistry Institute of the WWU Münster features broadly-based research activities.


Key words such as Enantioselective Synthesis, Functional Polymers, Chemistry of Heterocycles, Synthesis of Natural Products, New Organic Materials, Surface Chemistry, Organofluorine Chemistry, Organic Polymers, Organometallic Chemistry, Metal- and Organocatalysis, Reactive Intermediates, Structural Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Theoretical Organic Chemistry, and Drug Synthesis reflect the extensive range of research areas that are currently studied at the Organic Chemistry Institute.

The topic of “Synthesis” lies at the center of the Institute’s broad research interests. It is in the focus of several research groups, who study this subject in its whole width from method development to diverse applications.

Current Research Groups at the Institute