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Designed to meet the specific training needs of undergraduate and graduate students, the SINTMOL Lab (or just LP4) at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) provides a facility for research on the synthesis of organic compounds with special properties.

Major investigations currently conducted at the SINTMOL Lab (LP4) involve the following fields:

  • Total synthesis of natural products of biological interest
  • Design and synthesis of novel bioactive compounds
  • Structural transformation to modify or enhance the biological activities of natural products
  • Use of biocatalysis to generate derivatives from natural and synthetic substrates (Green Chemistry)
  • Development of new organocatalysts and chiral auxiliaries for stereoselective synthesis (Green Chemistry)
  • Synthesis of new polymers, surfactants, liquid crystals, biodiesels, and further products from abundant renewable raw materials—glycerol, cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL), vegetable oils, etc. (Green Chemistry)
  • Synthesis of novel ozonides for pharmaceutical and veterinary use
  • Use of natural and synthetic organic compounds in bioassays for investigation of antimicrobial, larvicidal, and antioxidant properties, as well as the ability to inhibit tyrosinase and acetylcholinesterase (AChE)
  • Production of antibiotics by fermentation
  • Search for new antimicrobials from fungi






Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Av. Senador Filinto Müller, 1555 – Vila Ipiranga, CEP: 79074-460 – Campo Grande – MS, Brazil.

Phone: +55 67 3345 3578 

Sintmol - Institute of Chemistry - UFMS