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CH20176: Organic chemistry 3 for visiting students

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
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 CH20149 OR take CH20150
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide the student with a working knowledge of important classes of organic transformations give an overview of retrosynthetic analysis as a valuable method for the design of an organic molecule.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* interpret and predict NMR spectra and mass spectra;
* account for the importance of stereoselectivity in organic synthesis;
* demonstrate the important relationship between structure and reactivity for organic molecules;
* design syntheses of heterocyclic and alicyclic compounds from common starting materials apply retrosynthesis methods to a selected range of compounds.

Problem solving (T, F, A), Data Analysis (T, F, A), Independent working (F), Group working (F).

Interpretation of NMR spectra including homotopic and diastereotopic protons. Correlation spectroscopy. Mass spectrometry.
The principles of retrosynthesis. The use of carbon nucleophiles in retrosynthesis. Malonate ester synthesis and applications. Umpolung reagents. Alkene synthesis, including Wittig reaction. Oxidation reactions of alkenes and alcohols. Reduction reactions of ketones and other carbonyl compounds. Review of aromatic chemistry. Description, reactivity and synthesis of heterocycles including pyrroles, furan, thiophene, pyridine and indoles. Synthesis and reactivity of naphthalene, quinolines and isoquinolines. Concepts of organopalladium chemistry. Concepts of combinatorial chemistry for the synthesis of libraries of heterocycles.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH20176 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFT01 : Undergraduate visiting/exchange students - credit only

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.