Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

Breakthrough for peptide medication

Cyclic hexapeptide in its bioactive form with the integrin-binding tripeptide sequence arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (Image: Michael Weinmueller / TUM)

The “Holy Grail” of peptide chemistry: Making peptide active agents available orally

[21.02.2018] Peptides, short amino acid chains that control many functions in the human body, represent a billion-dollar market, also in the pharmaceutical industry. But, normally these medications must be injected. A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how peptides can be designed so that they can be easily administered as a liquid or tablet. [more...]

Frontiers Award für Prof. Karsten Reuter

Prof. Karsten Reuter

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion ehrt renommierten Wissenschaftler

[26.01.2018] Das Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion (MPI CEC) in Mülheim zeichnete am heutigen Freitag (26.01.2018) in einer feierlichen Zeremonie Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter, Lehrstuhlinhaber für Theoretische Chemie an der Technischen Universität München, mit dem „Frontiers in Chemical Energy Science Award 2018“ aus.

Der Frontiers Award wird vom MPI für chemische Energiekonversion seit 1995 an international herausragend renommierte Wissenschaftler für besondere Verdienste auf dem Gebiet der „Chemischen Energiekonversion“ verliehen. [link]