Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Experimental and Theoretical Organic Synthesis

Experimental and theoretical organic synthesis (ETOS) group works on natural product total synthesis, method development and physical organic chemistry. We are a young research group led by Prof. Juha Siitonen focusing on solving key issues in synthetic strategy design, method development and reaction mechanisms by combining synthesis with physical chemistry.
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External website

For more on our research please head to our external website www.etosgroup.fi!

Teaching

The group offers cutting-edge education in organic chemistry. We are applying the latest tools in modern inclusive pedagogy and research-based education strategies to provide our students with world-leading skills in both theoretical and practical organic chemistry.

Research

The ETOS group operates at the interface between experimental and theoretical organic synthesis. Our work is largely driven by inspiration drawn from polycylic alkaloid natural products, which are used as platforms for synthetic strategy design, development of new synthetic methods, and the study of mechanistically intriguing processes.

We also support the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science by providing in-house synthesis services for making non-commercially available custom molecules.

 

Total Synthesis

  • Polycyclic indole alkaloids
  • Racemic natural products
  • Lignans
  • Custom target molecule synthesis to support other research groups at CMAT

Method Development

  • Photochemical domino reactions
  • Boron-based reagents
  • Rearrangement reactions

Physical Organic Chemistry

  • DFT
  • Metadynamics
  • Localized molecular orbitals

Software development

  • Molecular complexity algorithms
  • Dynamic NMR simulation
  • Conformer space analysis

Group members

Wajeeha Munib

Research Assistant
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

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