• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Martin Banwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Over the last 20-30 years the face of chemical synthesis has changed quite dramatically to a realm where many key reactions intimately rely on the presence of a catalyst. Moreover key advances continue to be made in this area particularly with regards to the use of chiral catalysts in the synthesis of enantiomerically pure compounds. This course will primarily focus on the use of catalysts in small molecule synthesis. Approaches may include organo-based, as well as transition metal and enzyme, catalysis and the role of chiral catalysts in asymmetric synthesis. The laboratory component of the course will aim to further develop skills in chemical synthesis and particularly with regard to the use of catalysts.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practice of homogenous and heterogenous catalysis in chemistry. (LO1)

2. Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical synthesis laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette especially in the areas of handling of air sensitive reagents, chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic characterization. (LO2)

3. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO3)

4.  Understand the chemistry associated with the use of catalysts used in small molecule synthesis. (LO4)

Indicative Assessment

Written Exams 70% (LO1 & LO4)

Lab Reports 30% (LO2 & LO3)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2202 and CHEM2210. CHEM3203 and /or CHEM3201 are recommended.

Prescribed Texts

distributed in course

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended: CHEM3203

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8328 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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