Research areas at RSC

Research areas

Research divisions

The RSC is organized into three broad research divisions: chemical biology, materials chemistry and chemical synthesis.

Biology chemistry

Biological chemistry involves the scientific study of the chemical processes in organisms. This area deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.

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Material chemistry

Materials chemistry: is a multidisciplinary field that transcends the traditional areas of chemistry, physics, engineering and biology.

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Synthesis chemistry

Synthesis is the preparation of substances by way of chemical processes.

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Research areas

The three research divisions encompass many chemical sub-disciplines. These areas are listed below.