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CH40219: Organic and inorganic aspects of homogeneous catalysis

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take CH30219
Before taking this module you must ( take CH20147 OR take CH20148 ) AND ( take CH20149 OR take CH20150 ) or equivalent from another university.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop an understanding of homogeneous catalytic transformations involving C=C and C=O bonds, their mechanisms and the importance of the products they generate.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Appreciate catalytic cycles and their mechanisms.
* See from both organic and inorganic perspectives how catalytic cycles involving transformations of C=C and C=O bonds occur.
* Appreciate the structures and reactivities of key transition metal intermediates on catalytic cycles.
* Understand how changes of metal-ligand stereoelectronic effects bring about improvements in catalyst activity.
* Be able to make a critical analysis of a research paper related to catalytic processes.

Skills:
Data analysis (T, F, A), problem solving (T, F, A), critical thinking (F, A).

Content:
Metal mediated reactions - H-X addition across C=C bonds: hydrogenation, hydrocyanation, conjugate addition. Epoxidation. Ring-opening and -closing metathesis. Transformations with C=O bonds: Methanol carbonylation, ketone hydrogenation, Lewis acid catalysis.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40219 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

CH40219 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)

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