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  • (212) 359 47 92 / 66 10
  • ersin.acar@boun.edu.tr
  • Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
  • Acar Research Group


  • B.S. Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1992
  • M.S. Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1994
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Geneva University, 1998

Research Interests

Organic, Polymer & Material Chemistry

The main focus of the Acar’s Research Group is to apply basic principles of organic chemistry in the production of chemical goods. These chemicals might be small organic molecules such as drugs or polymers for the plastics industry. The groups intention is to use the chemistry for the benefit of the society and environment. Therefore many projects are carried out through industrial collaborations and are focussed on potential targets. The current projects include polymer synthesis through different polymerization techniques such Interfacial, melt, solid state, living controlled polymerizations, emulsion and suspension polymerizations; synthesis of specialty chemicals for industrial applications such as coatings, inks, paints, fibers, textile chemicals, adhesives, composites, weatherable materials; synthesis of potential drug libraries for the treatment of prostate and column cancers.

Recent Publications


  • CHEM103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM104 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM201 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM202 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM488 Sp.Top. Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • CHEM511 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM533 Synthetic Organic Chemistry