Organic Chemistry Division

The organic chemistry division represents chemists working in the sub-discipline of organic chemistry. Our members are at all stages of their careers, from undergraduate to senior scientists, and have broad interests with overlap into other divisions of chemistry such as Physical, Inorganic, Materials, Polymer, Supramolecular, Medicinal and Chemical Biology. Central themes in our division are captured below, although this is continually evolving and changing as the modern face of organic chemistry does.

Our Purpose

Our division promotes organic chemistry through regular meetings, national conferences, and awards to recognise outstanding contributions to the discipline of organic chemistry.

The Division covers all aspects of inorganic chemistry, including

  • Organic synthesis
  • Natural products isolation and synthesis
  • Chemical biology
  • Green and sustainable chemistry
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Homogeneous catalysis

Regular Events 

Our Organic Chemistry Division is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

  • Oversees the Annual Organic Symposia Series in QLD, NSW/ACT, VIC, SA, and WA.
  • Holds a biannual National Organic Conference.
  • Supports smaller ongoing meetings, including SynthCon, Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry and Reactive Intermediates


Divisional Awards

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Divisional Committee

Position Name
Chair - Dr David Lupton
Treasurer - Alex Bissember


Become involved


If you would like more information on our Organic Division or how to become involved please contact us

 Organic Division Email


Organic Division 2021 Awards Announced

The RACI is proud to announce the following Organic Division Award winners for 2021.

 • Lew Mander Best PhD Thesis in Organic Chemistry Award: Dr Lauren Murray and Dr Sadegh Shabani
• Athel Beckwith Lectureship: Dr Thomas Fallon
• A. J. Birch Medal: Prof Craig Williams 

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