Synthetic Organic Chemistry Research Lab

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Synthetic organic chemistry

Areas of expertise

Our lab develops new chemical techniques for preparing, derivatizing and analyzing molecules of concern for human health and the environment to improve their analysis and quantitation. We also develop new and improved catalyst systems for palladium catalysis, synthesize natural and unnatural products, develop reaction methodology, and perform isotopic labelling.

Research services

Synthesis of organic compounds, isotopic labelling, chemical modification of natural and unnatural molecules, including biological molecules.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Chemical industries
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing



Microwave reactor

Rapid heating of chemical reactions.


Conduct reactions at low (down to –80 °C) temperatures for extended periods.

  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
  • Total Synthesis Limited
  • GasTops