Department of Organic Chemistry

The Department of Organic Chemistry separated from the Department of Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Electrochemistry in 1948. It has up to date developed the respectable teaching and scientific research activity. Until 1978. the Organic chemistry was taught  in different years of undergraduate studies, and after 1978. in different Departments and independent groups.

From the Department foundation up to now special attention was paid to the experimental part of the studies, therefore all the teachers and co-workers in the Department participate in it.   From 1990. on, the Department of  Organic Chemistry takes part in the formation of five study profiles, and from 1993. in the formation of two more.

 Since 2005. the Department participates in teaching in undergraduate studies in the programs Chemical Technology, Biotechnology, Textile Technology, and since 2008. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Environmental Protection Engineering and Textile Technology. Until 2008. the Department organized post-graduate studies for the profiles Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemical Technology and since 2008. organizes Master studies for five studies programs, as well as PhD studies, for the programs Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. For a number of years the Department also carries out the postgraduate and PhD studies in English.

Scientific research work of the Department members is carried out in the following fields: the study of synthesis, structure and properties of organic compounds with potential biological activity; the study of organic reaction from the aspect of solvents, catalysts and other reaction conditions; the quantitative correlations of structure and reactivity (QSRR), or activity (QSAR) of organic molecules; the study of  reversible reactions (keto-enol and azo-hydrazo tautomerisms using modern spectroscopic methods; the effect of structure on the synthesis and properties of organic liquid crystals. 

The Department members have published a large number of scientific papers and studies in acknowledged international and domestic scientific journals, as well as in numerous international and domestic scientific conferences. The considerable number of textbooks and other studying material is also published.

Apart from the significant fundamental contribution to the development of different fields of Organic Chemistry, the Department is also successful in obtaining results in organic synthesis optimizations, plant protection agents and  physiologically active substances, which is considerably significant in pharmaceutical industry.

The Department members were lately engaged in a large number of fundamentals, technological-strategic and innovation projects. Today exists very intensive co-operation between the Department and various other institutes and companies.

The Department members have also  accomplished intensive co-operations with the following institutions: Michigan State University, USA in the field of pesticides and plant protection; St. Petersburg Institute of Technology, Russian Federation in the field of molecular sieves; Stanford University, USA, in the field of adjoining groups and in the study of organic reaction mechanisms; University of East Anglia, GB and University of Florida, USA, in the field of heterocyclic chemistry; Oil Institute, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, in the field of the obtaining synthetic oil; Organic Chemistry Institute Göttingen, Germany, in the field of organic microcomponents in complex mixtures; Tashkent University, Uzbekistan, in the field of luminescent methods. Voronjeska Technologic Academy, in the field of environment protection; Agricultural University Wageningen, Netherlands, in the field of biocatalysis and substituted porphyrin synthesis.   Chemical Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in the field of organic synthesis by methods of oxidation, hydrogenation and hydroxylation in the presence of the catalyst under normal conditions; Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria in the field of microwave synthesis of azo dyes.

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