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About Us

Our group has had postdocs, PhD students, Masters and Bachelors students, interns and visitors via various exchange programmes. To date, Belgium, the Czech Republic, China, France, Germany, India, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK have been represented.

Current Members

Lukasz Pilarski

Associate Senior Lecturer

Shengjun Ni

Postdoc (2018 – )

Matic Hribersek

PhD student (2017 – )

Fredric Ingner

PhD student (2017 – )

Pia Wenisch

Masters student (Sept 2019 – )

Our Research

Organic molecules are the basis of all life and underpin modern society. They are in constant demand in medicine, materials science and many aspects of fundamental research. Unfortunately, the synthesis of organic molecules is often wasteful, expensive and toxic. We work to solve that. We develop new reactions and strategies to make the synthesis of organic molecules greener, cheaper and faster.

Green chemistry is a broad field aiming at making reactions and processes safer and environmentally sustainable. Our group’s research approaches this in several ways. For example, we are interested in developing new building blocks for organic synthesis that undergo multiple types of very different reactivity. In this way, simpler starting materials and fewer steps would be required to obtain a desired molecule. We also develop new types of catalysis that convert traditionally ‘unreactive’ C-H bonds to other functional groups – in principle, one of the most direct ways of building up molecules. And we use mechanochemistry to make reactions happen without needing toxic bulk solvents or high temperatures.

Green chemistry is a broad field aiming at making reactions and processes safer and environmentally sustainable. Our group approaches this in several ways. For example, we are interested in developing building blocks for chemical synthesis that enable multiple types of orthogonal reactivity so that simpler starting materials and fewer steps are required to obtain a desired molecule. We develop new types of catalysis that convert traditionally ‘unreactive’ C-H bonds, and we use mechanochemistry to make reactions happen without needing toxic bulk solvents or high temperatures.

 

Green chemistry is a broad field aiming at making reactions and processes safer and environmentally sustainable. Our group approaches this in several ways. For example, we are interested in developing building blocks for chemical synthesis that enable multiple types of orthogonal reactivity so that simpler starting materials and fewer steps are required to obtain a desired molecule. We develop new types of catalysis that convert traditionally ‘unreactive’ C-H bonds, and we use mechanochemistry to make reactions happen without needing toxic bulk solvents or high temperatures.

 

Organic molecules contain a huge variety of C-H bonds. Traditionally, many (if not most) have been considered ‘inert’; synthesis focused much more on manipulating ‘functional’ groups.

Join Us

WANT TO DO SOME COOL RESEARCH?

We are always interested in hearing from talented, passionate chemists who want to work on projects in synthetic methodology, catalysis, organometallics and related topics.

Publications

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Contact

Our group is part of the Organic Chemistry research program in the Department of Chemistry at Uppsala University’s Biomedical Centre (BMC).

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Department of Chemistry – BMC

Box 576

Uppsala University

75-123 Uppsala

Sweden

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