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LIMA: A state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to molecular chemistry

The Laboratory for Molecular Innovation and Applications (LIMA) is a Unistra / UHA / CNRS tritutelle bisite laboratory.

Inaugurated in 2018, this laboratory is the result of the merger of the Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire (LCM, UMR 7509) at the University of Strasbourg and the Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Bioorganique (COB, EA 4566) at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse. It is part of a coherent scientific site and becomes the largest laboratory dedicated to molecular chemistry research in Alsace.

LIMA is committed to supporting the emergence of new themes, prioritizing fundamental research and stimulating interaction with the socio-economic environment. The overall scientific aim of the UMR is to develop innovative synthesis methods, validate new therapeutic strategies and apply them in various fields (bioorganic and pharmaceutical chemistry, eco-responsible chemistry and materials chemistry).

The unit is structured into 11 thematic scientific teams (7 in Strasbourg and 4 in Mulhouse), with a coordinator responsible for organization, leadership and administrative, scientific and technical coordination. In addition, the unit has a large-scale, state-of-the-art analytical platform dedicated to molecular chemistry and biochemistry, spread over the two Alsatian sites.

Teams :

  • Medicinal and phytopharmaceutical chemistry (Mulhouse),
  • Biomolecules, synthesis and methodology (Mulhouse),
  • Organometallics and Catalyses (Strasbourg),
  • Asymmetric synthesis and catalysis (Strasbourg),
  • Organic synthesis and bioactive molecules (Strasbourg),
  • Bio(IN)organic and medicinal chemistry (Strasbourg),
  • Radical and heterocyclic chemistry and interfaces (Mulhouse),
  • Applied organic chemistry and heterochemistry (Strasbourg),
  • Molecular Materials Chemistry (Strasbourg).
  • Organic Catalysis (Strasbourg)