Department of Phytochemistry


Phytochemistry of herbal chemistry is the study of chemical compounds in plants especially the bioactive materials in medicinal herbs. Phytochemicals are the secondary metabolic substances found in plants. These show a number of biological effects such as anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, etc. Techniques commonly used in the field of phytochemistry are extraction, isolation, purification, and structural elucidation of natural products by spectroscopy (MS, NMR, IR, UV) as well as various chromatography techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS)

Group Goals

Extraction, isolation, and identification of active materials in medicinal plants
Purification of bioactive substances of medicinal plants
Analysis of intermediates and active materials in pharmaceutical products
Synthesis of intermediates and active materials of medicinal herbs
Communication and cooperation in carrying out research projects in the field of medicinal plant chemistry and research centers of the country

Group Members

GhasemHaghi, Chief of Phytochemistry Group
AlirezaSafai, Head of Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
AlirezaHatami, Head of Phytochemistry Laboratory
Mahdi Mehran, Senior Expert of Phytochemistry Laboratory 
Mohsen Siadat-Barzoki, Senior Expert of Phytochemistry Laboratory
Javad Seddighi, Technician of Phytochemistry Laboratory