Research is focused on investigations of the phase structure-property relations in organic ultrathin films formed by molecular self-assembly and the Langmuir-Blodgett technique.
We use principles of supramolecular chemistry to guide the self-assembly of polymer materials with nanostructured morphologies, such as nanopatterned block copolymer thin films with applications such as nanobiosensors.
Our research lies primarily in the area of synthetic organic chemistry with a strong focus on the development of new methods for the stereoselective synthesis of organic compounds and natural products.
We are developing methodologies to analyze the molecular content of thin tissue sections by mass spectrometry. A systematic analysis allows reconstructing molecular images that can be directly correlated to the histologies present within the sections.
We develop theories and computer programs, based on quantum mechanics, to model chemical and physical properties of molecules, surfaces, solids, and nano-structures.
Our goal is to understand and utilize the special properties of molecules at interfaces. Our approach is to correlate molecular forces to properties and functions of biointerfaces and thin complex fluid films.
We focus on the discovery of new synthetic sequences leading to bioactive molecules of interest in the control of inflammation and/or cancer. We also study free-radicals in various stereoselective processes.
We use organic and metallo-organic synthesis to create supramolecular assemblies that harvest light in artificial photosynthetic systems and that recognize substrate and catalyze reactions in bioinorganic enzyme mimics.
Our research has a long-standing interest in the design of novel strategies for the total synthesis of antibiotics and natural products. We especially look at the molecular aspects of medicinal chemistry and drug design.
We develop novel computational methods and software that can be used to probe the microscopic details of structures and reaction mechanisms otherwise difficult to obtain by experimental means.
The main goal of our research is to define the physico-chemical properties of biological materials in order to gain a better understanding of their physiological roles and to collaborate on their use in biotechnology.
The major aim of our research is to develop new synthetic methodologies in organic chemistry based on transition metal-catalyzed processes that have useful pharmacological properties.
We study medicinal chemistry and peptide science, with particular interest in the development of new efficient methods for the synthesis of novel structures, such as heterocycles, amino acids, peptides or peptide mimics.
Our research focuses on instrumentation, nano/microstructures, monolayer chemistry and data analysis towards the development of spectroscopic sensors for the analysis of biomolecules present in medical samples.
Our research focuses on the characterization of the structure and dynamics of polymers and on the formation of nanofibers by electrospinning. We also develop and apply novel infrared spectroscopy techniques.
Our group is involved in the modification of enzymatic activities to increase our understanding of enzyme function and toward industrial applications in synthesis.
Our group studies the properties of polymers, including the crystallization of semicrystalline polymers, their orientation/ relaxation behavior and the formation of stereocomplexes between polyenantiomers.
Our research is focused on the electronic spectroscopy and excited-state properties of transition metal compounds and inorganic materials, which are used for applications from photochemistry to optics.
Our research interests mainly lie in the area of electrocatalysis and bioelectrocatalysis. We study electrochemical reactions involved in electrical energy conversion and storage systems.
Our research efforts target the means by which chemical speciation can be evaluated in contaminated environments and how this speciation can be linked to biological responses.
Our research is focused on the synthesis of organometallic compounds and clusters, their applications in catalysis and as bio-mimetic model systems as well as the determination of the reaction mechanisms involved.
We develop new radioactive labeling techniques for bioactive compounds being used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET), an imaging modality depicting biochemistry in vivo by radioactivity detection. Our research projects involve organic chemistry, radioactive labeling with cyclotron produced radionuclides and in vivo imaging in animals and humans.
We combine supramolecular, organic and bio-organic chemistry, with the specific goal of gaining insights into how molecular recognition and motion can be combined for the development of new catalytic systems.
Our research is primarily focused on the development and application of proteomics and bioanalytical mass spectrometry to the identification of trace-level proteins in complex cell extracts and tissue extracts.
Inspired by biochemistry, our group is developing artificial biosensors and molecular machines for inexpensive biotechnologies and nanotechnologies aimed at improving global health and environmental issues.
We are using capillary electrophoresis with laser-based detection and mass spectrometry for high sensitivity determination of environmentally and biologically important compounds and for proteomics studies.
We seek to understand the biophysicochemistry of biological and environmental systems. We are also developing analytical tools and sensors with the goal of better understanding these heterogeneous and complex systems.
The primary goal of our research program is to design novel polymeric assemblies and to understand the relationships between polymer structure, assembly and function.
Our research combines a strong interest in molecular design, synthesis, and structure with elements of supramolecular chemistry, materials science, surface science, crystal engineering, and nanoscience.
We synthesize organometallic complexes and probe their fundamental chemistry through reactivity and kinetic studies in order to develop efficient catalytic reactions.
Our research focuses on the synthesis, characterization and development of new polymeric materials, including hydrogels, degradable polymers and nano- and microparticles, for biomedical and industrial applications
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Department of Chemistry - FAS / Université de Montréal