The traditional theme of the scientific research at the Organic Chemistry Department is chemistry of heterocyclic compounds (Professors Volovenko Yu.M., Kovtunenko V.O., Khilya V.P., Voytenko Z.V.). Relatively new directions of the research are: synthesis and applications of fluorescence probes (Prof. Pivovarenko V.G.), design of carbon nanostructures (Prof. Kornilov M.Yu.), synthesis of model molecules to solve problems in stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry (Prof. Komarov I.V.).
The Department is equipped with modern analytical instruments, for example, an NMR spectrometer (Varian 400 MHz for protons), a CHNO/S analyzer VarioMicro (Elementar Gmbh).