School of Chemistry

Welcome to the School of Chemistry

We like to think of chemistry as being the creative, central science, an essential part of your scientific toolbox. Studying chemistry helps you understand the world from the ground up, from the sub-atomic, atomic, and molecular to the spectacular.

The School of Chemistry has a proud history, predating UNSW, beginning life at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Today the School of Chemistry is one of the leading centres for both teaching and research in Chemistry in Australia and we are unashamedly proud of that!

Latest News

Grant Success! Chuan Zhao with ARC Linkage with Cochlear and Jon Beves with a Fellowship from China

Grant Success! Chuan Zhao with ARC Linkage with Cochlear and Jon Beves with a Fellowship from China

15 July 2014

Chuan Zhao is a CI on an $372,000 ARC Linkage Project with Cochlear and Jon Beves obtains an International Young Scientist Fellowship from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

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Prof. Justin Gooding named as Highly Cited Researcher

Prof. Justin Gooding named as Highly Cited Researcher

27 June 2014

Prof. Justin Gooding one of five Australian Chemist that was ranked among the top 1% most cited researchers in the WORLD.

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Angewandte paper from Luke Hunter on using steroselective fluorination to alter the geometry of a cyclic peptide

Angewandte paper from Luke Hunter on using steroselective fluorination to alter the geometry of a cyclic peptide

23 June 2014

Stereoselective Fluorination Alters the Geometry of a Cyclic Peptide: Exploration of Backbone-Fluorinated Analogues of Unguisin A (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 6176-6179).

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JACS paper from Pall Thordarson on Cooperativity in an Ion-pair Host

JACS paper from Pall Thordarson on Cooperativity in an Ion-pair Host

27 May 2014

Cooperativity and Complexity in the Binding of Anions and Cations to a Tetratopic Ion-Pair Host (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7505-7516).

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Angewandte paper from Michael Paddon-Row on tetravinylethylene

Angewandte paper from Michael Paddon-Row on tetravinylethylene

26 May 2014

Tetravinylethylene (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5440)

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