Description of Research Group
We synthesize PAHs and their metabolites for environmental studies, and studies of the metabolism of such compounds. Although being a organic synthesis group we collaborate with several research groups that study metabolism of PAHs, and their need for compounds motivate a large part of the group activities. Lately we have also begun studying electrochemical oxidation of PAHs and their phase 1 metabolites like chrysenols and phenanthrenols, to compare with enzymatic metabolism.
Technology, expertise and equipment
Organic synthesis, photochemical and electrochemical reactors, synthetic capabilities to provide reference compounds for analysis or exposure studies.