Thematic area Description

Organic chemistry is a branch of chemistry that that studies the chemistry of the compounds of carbon, specifically hydrocarbons and their derivatives.

It studies the properties, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds. It also studies the application of organic compounds in solving societal problems. The two major divisions of organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, are

  • Natural Products Chemistry and

  • Organic Synthesis.