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

Prof. Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 RSC Faraday Medal

Prof. Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 RSC Faraday Medal

5 February 2016

Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Justin Gooding awarded the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK) Electrochemistry Group Faraday Medal.

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JACS paper from Graham Ball  on Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes

JACS paper from Graham Ball on Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes

19 January 2016

Observation of Cationic Transition Metal–Alkane Complexes with Moderate Stability in Hydrofluorocarbon Solution (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 281)

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JACS paper from Michael Paddon-Row on [n]Dendralenes

JACS paper from Michael Paddon-Row on [n]Dendralenes

18 January 2016

Discovery and Computational Rationalization of Diminishing Alternation in [n]Dendralenes (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b11889)

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JACS paper from Thordarson on Orthogonal Supramolecular Self-Assembly

JACS paper from Thordarson on Orthogonal Supramolecular Self-Assembly

18 January 2016

Redox- and pH-Responsive Orthogonal Supramolecular Self-Assembly: An Ensemble Displaying Molecular Switching Characteristics (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 16038).

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Prof. Scott Kable awarded the 2016 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Medal

Prof. Scott Kable awarded the 2016 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Medal

12 January 2016

Prof. Scott Kable, Head of School of Chemistry, awarded the 2016 RACI Physical Chemistry Division Medal!

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