|Owning Department/School:||Department of Chemistry|
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take CH30128|
To provide an introduction to advanced aspects of a topic of current interest in Organic Chemistry.
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Provide examples of biosynthetic pathways.
* Describe how enzymes can be used to produce enantiomerically pure compounds.
Problem solving (T, F, A). Scientific writing (F, A). Independent working (F). Group working (F).
Biotransformations. The use of enzymes in organic synthesis. Kinetic resolution with hydrolytic enzymes, and the preparation of enantiomerically enriched alcohols and acids. Enzymes in oxidation, reduction and C-C bond forming reactions. Biosynthetic pathways, including the biosynthesis of fatty acids and polyketides. Terpene biosynthesis, the shikimic acid pathway and the roles of pyridoxal phosphate in biosynthesis are also addressed.
CH30065 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Chemistry
CH30065 is Optional on the following programmes:Programmes in Natural Sciences