Organic Analytical Methods

The Organic Analytical Methods cluster consists of 2 research groups:


NMR and Structure Analysis

The NMR Structure Analysis Unit is focusing on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy.  The team's' expertise consists of

  • Structure elucidation
  • Conformational analysis of natural or synthetic bioactive compounds
  • Method development for the investigation of colloidal dispersions of semi conductor nanocrystal or organic pigments
  • Hostguest interactions in supramolecular chemistry, biomolecular NMR
  • Analysis of metabolites in biological fluids such as blood serum or cerebrospinal fluid.

The group hosts the high field 700 MHz interuniversitary NMR facility. This unique technological platform is open to researchers from academic institutes as well as industry.

Separation Sciences

 The Separation Science Group is studying the underlying phenomena controlling physical separation in chromatography, electrophoresis, filtration and mass spectroscopy. Research interest include:

  • Innovative column technology
  • The development of entirely new separation systems
  • The quest for ever higher separation efficiencies in less time
  • Green chromatography
  • High recovery sample preparation approaches
  • Improved preparative analysis
  • Improving sensitivity and linear range limits of quantitative approaches
  • Ever better hyphenation with spectroscopic techniques

The more applied research components involve high-end applications of state-of-the-art technology to address core issues in life sciences, pharmaceutical, fine, organic and polymer chemistry industry sectors.