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The research group Ghent Quantum Chemistry Group is active in a multitude of subjects. The current research topics can be subdivided in the following research activities:

  • Aromaticity and the chemical bond: multicenter indices
  • Quantum chemistry assisted Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships
  • Vibrational Circular Dichroism
  • Variational optimization of 2-density matrices
  • Conceptual Quantum Chemistry
  • Molecular Quantum Similarity

The research group is key partner in the establishment of The European Centre for Chirality (EC²), an analytical services business providing a number of chiral related analytical programmes such as chiral structural determination and related applications.

EC² offers both VCD and ROA techniques together known as Vibrational Optical Activity (VOA) to undertake its service based activities.
EC² is a unique blend of expertise and a resource provided through the partnership of the BioTools Inc, University of Antwerp and Ghent University and is dedicated to help advance the understanding the role chirality plays in biological processes.
The EC² mission is to help academic and industrial scientists in a broad range of chirality related applications through offering services ranging from the determination of absolute chiral configurations, VOA measurements, computational modelling, including expert consultancy, VOA workshops to open access instrumentation and even tailor made programmes designed to meet your experimental needs.

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