The Department of Organic Chemistry has been founded with the Kiev Polytechnic Institute simultaneously in 1898. At the Faculty of Chemical Technology there were some departments dealing with organic chemistry and technology such as departments of technologies of fibrous and painting substances, organic technology, technology of organic and petrochemical synthesis, organic chemistry. The present Department has been formed due to reorganization and association of the predecessors. Pedagogical and scientific traditions in our Department formed by professor M.I.Konovalov (organic chemistry), professor V.G.Shaposhnikov (technology of fibrous materials and dyes), professor S.M.Reformatsky (organic chemistry), professor S.M.Fokin (technology of organic substances), professor M.O.Prilezhaev (organic chemistry) and professor F.N.Stepanov (technology of the organic and petrochemical synthesis). Graduates of our Department in all the periods of its existence always were broadly educated specialists in organic synthesis and technology of organic substances: dyes, pharmaceuticals, fine- and petrochemicals, solvents, monomers, etc. The Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology of Organic Substances (OH and ТОВ) National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute) prepares for specialists on a speciality «Chemical Technology of Organic Substances». The organic chemistry is a science which results to the greatest influence a life of a modern society. Polymeric materials, synthetic fibres, dyes, medical and veterinary preparations, detergents, agrochemicals, corrosion inhibitors, an oils and fuel additives, and other products are facilitate our life. These ones are achievements of organic chemistry and technology. Teachers of Department train our students not only to work at the manufactories, but also to create the new chemicals, technologies, and manufactures. Graduates of our Department are engineers-chemists of a wide area.
Curricula involve fundamental training for, general chemical, scientific and engineering disciplines, as well as chemical engineering and special disciplines (general chemical technology, processes and equipment of chemical plants, the technology of basic organic and petrochemical synthesis, equipment and plant design, bases of organic synthesis, kinetics and thermodynamics of organic reactions, physical methods of separation and identification of organic compounds) and economic disciplines (basic economic theory, economics and organization of chemical production). In the course of studying chemical engineering and special disciplines students carry a large amount of laboratory work, which allows graduates of the department to acquire significant skills in chemical experiment. Overwhelming majority of students take part in research work under the guidance of highly qualified employees of the department and leading scientists of the NAS of Ukraine. Teachers of the department read a number of special courses whose content is based on the achievements of Organic Chemistry and Technology of organic substances and change annually in accordance with the current state of science and technology.