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The organic chemistry initiatives at Stellenbosch University mainly focuses on synthesis and the preparation of both novel and previously known molecules for application and use as functional materials, as enzyme probes and inhibitors, and as ligands for new catalysts.
 
 


analitical chemistry
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chemical chemistry Chemical Biology



inorganic chemistry Inorganic Chemistry


organic chemistry Organic Chemistry


physical chemistry Physical Chemistry



polymer science Polymer Science



supramolecular chemistry & materialsSupra- molecular Chemistry
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Relevant Research Groups


Gareth Arnott
Research Summary:
We are interested in functionalizing the resorcinarene skeleton as a ligand for transition metal based organic transformations, with the aim of developing new selective catalysts that can be used in synthetic organic chemistry.
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Margaret Blackie
Research Summary:
I run a multidisciplinary research group with interests in medicinal chemistry, chemical education and the philosophy of science, education and chemistry. The focus of medicinal chemistry is the rational design and synthesis of novel compounds as potential anti-malarial drugs and other tropical diseases. My interests in chemical education and philosophy of chemistry and education are complementary to one another. The primary endeavour is to develop curricula, tools and educational aids with a solid foundational philosophy in order to better prepare the next generation of chemists.
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Relevant Research Groups


Stephen Pelly
Research Summary:
As a medicinal chemistry research group, we combine synthetic organic chemistry and molecular modelling in a rational drug design approach. Currently, most of our research efforts are directed towards developing novel anti-HIV compounds, specifically non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). In addition, we are working toward novel anti-malarial compounds by targeting key malarial enzymes in the polyamine biosynthetic pathway.
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Willem van Otterlo
Research Summary:
Professor van Otterlo's research thrusts are mainly focused on the utilization of modern synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of functional organic molecules. The main research areas are
(a) The development of novel synthetic methodology; (b) Medicinal chemistry: the synthesis of bioactive molecules and utilization of chemical biology and (c) Synthesis of novel functional materials based on carbon
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