Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline within chemistry involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds, hydrocarbons, and their derivatives. These compounds may contain any number of other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, the halogens as well as phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur.

Organic compounds form the basis of all earthly life. They are structurally diverse. The range of application of organic compounds is enormous. They either form the basis of, or are important constituents of, many products including plastics, drugs, petrochemicals, food, explosive material, and paints.

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Morten P. Meldal - Career
... work focused on the synthetic chemistry of oligosaccharides ... From 1983-1988 he worked as independent research associate in organic chemistry at TCU and University of Copenhagen. 1998 he has led the synthesis group in the Department of Chemistry of the Carlsberg Laboratory and since 1997 head of the SPOCC Center ...
Organic Chemistry - Organic Reactions
... Organic reactions are chemical reactions involving organic compounds ... classes of reactions, many more reactions which organic compounds undergo are largely determined by functional groups ... The number of possible organic reactions is basically infinite ...
Stuart Schreiber - Selected Awards
... Award in Pure Chemistry, ACS (1989) ... "For outstanding achievement in creative chemistry." Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, ACS (1993) ... "For fundamental research in biological chemistry." American Chemical Society Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1994) ...
Richard L. Meier - Biography
... He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1940, and a master’s and a doctorate in organic chemistry from ... in organic chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1944 ... in organic chemistry at University of California at Los Angeles in 1944, Meier made his mark as a generalist and futurist, persuading the newly established ...
Sundaresan Prabhakar
... Sundaresan Prabhakar is a synthetic organic chemist ... Pelletier group in the Organic Chemistry Department of the University of Georgia (Athens, USA) as a Research Associate, working in diterpene chemistry ... He then moved to the Chemistry Department of Imperial College London as an Academic Visitor (1969–1973), were he worked with Professor D ...

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