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Organic Chemistry (LCO)

Faculty of Sciences | Chemistry

(Code: ULB108)

Person in charges of the unit : JABIN Ivan, EVANO Gwilherm.

The Laboratory of Organic Chemistry is active in organic chemistry in a broad sense, with research programs going from the development of new processes in
organic chemistry and copper catalysis, the synthesis of bioactive/natural products, medicinal chemistry and the design, synthesis and study of molecular
receptors derived from calix[6]arenes. We are indeed interested in the synthesis of molecular receptors derived from calix[6]arenes and the study of their
host-guest properties toward neutral or charged species (metal ions, ammonium ions, anions). Macrocyclization reactions are used as the key-step for the
syntheses of the receptors. The molecular recognition mechanisms are studied thanks to NMR spectroscopy. The receptors are then applied in the self-assembly
of molecular objects, in chiral recognition, in catalysis, in surface modification, and in the design of modified electrodes or fluorescent molecular
probes. Another part of our research is focused on the development of new processes and reagents in organic synthesis. One of the main area of research of this
program is based on the use of copper catalysis and copper-mediated transformations. More specifically, we have been involved in the use of copper-catalysis
in the synthesis of natural and/or bioactive products, for the development of new processes and reagents in organic synthesis and, more recently, in the
development of new copper-catalyzed polymerization processes, all these research programs being strongly interconnected. We are in addition involved in the
development of new processes based on new reagents or chemical intermediates.Moreover, the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry develops the synthesis of
molecules of biological interest in collaboration with other groups from academia and industry.

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Campus du Solbosch-Bât U, porte D, niveau 4
Address : CP160/06 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.35.37 / 30.57
E-mail :,
Web site :

Frascati domains:

 • 1.4 Chemical sciences

Disciplines CRef :

 • Chemistry

 • Coordination chemistry

 • Inorganic chemistry

 • Organic chemistry

 • Organometallic chemistry

 • Pharmaceutical chemistry

 • Surface and interface chemistry

 • Teaching of sciences

 • Teaching of the natural sciences

Spin-off related of the unit :

 • X4C