• Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

PRESENTATION

The Department of Organic Chemistry, founded in 1969, has been dedicated throughout its history to the study the chemical, physicochemical and biochemical behavior of organic products as well as the synthesis of new products and the development of new processes.

The interest of the department by the pharmaceutical chemistry has led him to promote the creation of a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a Degree in Pharmacy, thus being recently renamed as Department of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and incorporating pharmacists among its members.

Structurally the department is composed by the laboratories of Molecular Design, Synthesis and Spectroscopy.

 

Teaching ACTIVITIES

The Department of Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical handles teaching of organic and pharmaceutical aspects of chemistry, the reactivity of carbon compounds and the determination of their molecular structures, synthesis of new molecules and their preparation at industrial scale, research and production of new drugs.

Their members are involved in the Degrees of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Pharmacy, as well as in the Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. 

 

INVESTIGATION

The research lines are included in the Areas of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

  • Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new compounds with potential biological activity in cell signaling, HIV (AIDS) and HCV (hepatitis C).
  • Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new compounds with potential activity against myotonic dystrophy.
  • Molecular design: computational chemistry and chemoinformatics applied to drug design.
  • Porphyrinoid pyrrole compounds with pharmacological activity and for the detection of relevant biological species.
  • Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as nanocarriers for sensor and drugs.
  • Development of synthetic methodologies for the preparation of biologically active compounds

 

Faculty

Dr. Xavier Batllori Aguilá
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. José Ignacio Borrell Bilbao
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dra. Ana María Cuartero Albesa
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dra. Ana Belén Cuenca González
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. Roger Estrada Tejedor
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. Albert Gibert Bosch
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. Raimon Puig de la Bellacasa Cazorla
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. David Sánchez-García
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dr. Jordi Teixidó Closa
Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry