Tulane's Department of Chemistry has been devoted to the high quality teaching and research since its founding in 1834. The department provides many of the resources and collaborations associated with a large university, yet offers the personal attention characteristic of a smaller institution. Ongoing research addresses a wide variety of fundamental and applied problems, from developing new spectroscopic methods to optimizing solar cells and developing bioresponsive “smart” therapeutics.

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Constructing Porphyrin Nanowires in Water

A novel method for self-assembling well-controlled multi-porphyrin arrays. Read more »
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Carbon Dioxide Activation

Oxidative addition of CO2 to [WIICl2(PMePh2)4] results in a rare oxo-carbonyl WIV compound. Read more »
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Burin Research Group

Investigation of Internal Vibrational Relaxation and Energy Distribution in Polyatomic Molecules Read more »
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New Advances in Transdermal Drug Delivery

A new carrier which could assist drugs in penetrating the skin has been developed by the Grayson research group Read more »

Department News

  • May
    The Department congratulates Professor Bruce C. Gibb who has just received a National Institutes of Health R01 grant.

    Prof. Jayawickramarajah has been promoted to full Program Member status at the Tulane Cancer Center.
  • April
    Professor Scott M. Grayson has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
  • March
    The Department congratulates Professor Jayawickramarajah who has just received a National Institutes of Health R01 grant.
  • January
    The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor Bruce C. Gibb has joined the faculty.
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Departmental Vision

The Department of Chemistry provides challenging but insightful instruction in the classroom for both undergraduate and graduate students while maintaining competitive, nationally recognized research programs within the major disciplines of chemistry. Learn more about our mission »

Message from the Chair

For openers, the Department of Chemistry has made a rapid and full recovery from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. In the area of undergraduate instruction, students are flocking to our courses in record numbers. On the graduate side, we now have over 50 full-time graduate students... Read more »

Contact Information

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