Chemistry at ESF

The Department of Chemistry at ESF is unique in that it is organized around the interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry and natural products chemistry, environmental chemistry and polymer chemistry.

We stress a strong foundation in the traditional areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry) plus integration of these areas into its specialties. Students at all levels enjoy the advantages of a chemistry program with specialties aligned with the needs of the 21st century.

The department is committed to maintaining its leading role in extending the state of knowledge in its specialties. The department’s home is the 71,000-square-foot Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility for research and teaching is well equipped with instruments needed for modern chemical research. The department involves all of its students in research, giving them familiarity with the actual practice of chemistry.

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Upcoming Events

Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 17, 2017,

Fink Career Fellowship Info Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 110 Moon Library, Fink Career Fellowship Information

Last day to add a class

Tuesday, January 24, 2017,

Dissertation Defense -Yuge Jiao

Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 116 Jahn,

Featured Chemistry Paper

Chemically Intractable No More: In Vivo Incorporation of "Click"- Ready Fatty Acids into Poly-[(R)-3-hydroxyalkanoates] in Escherichia coli

Atahualpa Pinto, Jessica H. Ciesla, Adriana Palucci, Bradley P. Sutliff, and Christopher T. Nomura

"By feeding our bacteria synthetic fatty acids, we can incorporate new 'clickable' units into our materials that can be used to decorate the biopolymer with a number of different functional units. These polymers have great potential as targeted drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering scaffolds, and customized filtration materials." Great work by Ata Pinto, Jessica Ciesla, Adriana Palucci, and Brad Sutliff!

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SUNY-ESF Chemistry Department
121 Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2726 USA
(315) 470-6855
(315) 470-6856 (fax)


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