Welcome to the School of Chemistry

UNSW School of Chemistry

Our school is a leading centre for both teaching and research excellence in Chemistry in Australia – developing cutting edge knowledge to solve real-world problems.

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 at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts in 1833.

Latest News

Toward a perfect organic catalyst for green synthesis

Toward a perfect organic catalyst for green synthesis

31 August 2017

UNSW PhD Students, Demelza Lyons and Reece Crocker demonstrate that tropylium salts are ideal Lewis acid catalysts for safe and efficient production of valuable organic compounds

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Applications now open for 2017/8 Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

Applications now open for 2017/8 Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

22 August 2017

Summer Vacation Research Scholarships give highly talented undergraduate students a chance to do a research project over summer.

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Antibacterial nitric oxide-releasing surfaces

Antibacterial nitric oxide-releasing surfaces

16 August 2017

UNSW Medicinal Chemists create nitric oxide donor surfaces that could prevent bacterial infections associated with surgical implants

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Optimal drug loading of tumour-targeting nanoparticles

Optimal drug loading of tumour-targeting nanoparticles

2 August 2017

Payload size influences the therapeutic impact of drug-loaded nanoparticles, and it is not neccessarily in the way that we would expect, says Martina Stenzel.

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New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

New IUPAC representatives from the UNSW School of Chemistry

26 July 2017

IUPAC announcement: Jason Harper has been elected as Associate Member of the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division, and Brynn Hibbert is the incoming Secretary of Interdivisional Committee on Terminology Nomenclature and Symbols.

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