The Organic Group at Penn State continues to pursue exciting research at the forefront of the field. Ongoing efforts to synthesize new materials, new pharmaceuticals, and architecturally intriguing natural products have spawned new asymmetric synthesis methodology and new strategies for molecule construction. The downstream use of these organic molecules in areas as diverse as materials chemistry and biological chemistry speaks to both the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary organic chemistry, and the many opportunities for collaboration that are available to organic graduate students.
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Polymer synthesis, materials chemistry, and biomedicine
Synthesis of molecules with useful biological properties
Physical organic chemistry
Homogeneous catalysis, polymeric materials
Total synthesis of natural products
Design and synthesis of molecules that can be used as imaging tools or to answer biological questions