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Organic Chemistry Program

The entire breadth of organic chemistry and its interface with other fields of study ranging from materials science to biochemistry is represented in the research opportunities in the organic division at Florida State University. Current faculty research programs range from computational and physical organic chemistry to synthetic organic and bioorganic chemistry, and interdisciplinary research collaborations are also underway. As the questions being asked get continually more sophisticated, the ability to answer them increasingly depends on access to the most uptodate research instrumentaion, which we are fortunate to have at FSU. Some of the current organic chemistry research areas are:

* synthesis of natural products and other biologically important compounds
* asymmetric synthesis
* synthesis of enzyme inhibitors
* organometallic-based new synthetic methods
* laser spectroscopy to study organic reactions and intermediates
* mechanism of photochemical reactions
* intra- and intermolecular interactions and solvent effects
* molecular imprinting and supramolecular control of reactivity
* computation of stereoelectronic effects on reactions

View Graduate Students in the Organic program.

 

Faculty in the Organic Program

Name Locations Contact Info.
Dr. Igor Alabugin
Cottrell Family Professor
Office:5008 CSL
Lab:5803 CSL
Email:alabugin [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.5795
Dr. James H Frederich
Assistant Professor
Office:CSL 4007
Lab:CSL 5401
Email:frederich [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.645.0989
   Lab:850.645.0988
Dr. Edwin F. Hilinski
Associate Professor
Office:616 DLC
Lab:649 DLC
Email:hilinski [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.5503
   Lab:850.644.8266
Dr. Robert A. Holton
Matthew Suffness Professor
Office:715 DLC
Lab:740 DLC
Email:holton [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.1757
   Lab:850.644.8267
Dr. Justin G Kennemur
Assistant Professor
Office:2005 CSL
Lab:2301 CSL
Email:kennemur [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.3875
Dr. Hedi Mattoussi
Professor
Office:4006 CSL
Lab:4702 CSL
Email:mattoussi [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.645.8615
   Lab:850.645.9408
Dr. Salvatore Profeta, Jr.
Coordinator, Upper Level Undergrad Labs
Office:614 DLC
Lab:509 HTL
Email:profeta [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.8278
   Lab:850.644.5489
Dr. Jack Saltiel
Professor
Office:615 DLC
Lab:649 DLC
Email:jsaltiel [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.644.5405
   Lab:850.644.8266
Dr. Lei Zhu
Associate Professor
Office:716 DLC
Lab:755 DLC
Email:lzhu [at] chem.fsu.edu
Office:850.645.6813