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Synthetic Organic Chemistry Star Makes Headlines

March 25th, 2008


Rich Carter is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at OSU. He studies synthetic organic chemistry, publishes like mad, runs a big lab, teaches and oh yes, raises a family. He’s one of those people who, when you meet him, you wonder what the heck you’ve been doing with your life. His latest achievement is his breakthrough with biaryl compounds, which are used in liquid crystal displays, computer monitors and even therapeutic drugs. A new approach to making these organic molecules could expand their range of uses, Rich says.

Thus far, he’s already produced siamenol, an agent being studied as a possible AIDS drug.

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