National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

The School of Chemistry at NUI Galway carries out research in the following areas

  • Materials and Molecules with Biomedical Applications
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Synthesis Structure and Reaction Mechanisms.

The Crystallography Centre within the School of Chemistry provides services in single crystal X-ray analysis and powder crystallography. Major areas of research activities in crystallography include the determination of small-molecule crystal structures, qualitative and quantitative crystal polymorph analysis and the development of methods for crystal habit prediction. We use X-ray powder diffraction in combination with spectroscopic methods (near-infrared and attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy) and chemometrics for the comprehensive polymorph analysis of sulfa drugs. Typical projects are binary, ternary, and quaternary analyses of polymorphic mixtures including amorphous phase and excipients. Furthermore, we are interested in the crystallization of non-solvated steroids and other pharmaceuticals. Research in the fields of crystal morphology is focused on morphology prediction using thermodynamic methods and molecular dynamics.

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
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