• Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry


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.



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. 



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