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CH30219: Organic and inorganic aspects of homogeneous catalysis

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
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: Before taking this module you must take CH20149 OR take CH20150
In taking this module you cannot take CH40219
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.

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

CH30219 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)

CH30219 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

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