- Class Number 8658
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Mark Humphrey
- Dr Annie Colebatch
- Dr Jamie Hicks
- AsPr Malcolm McLeod
- Prof Mark Humphrey
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
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. 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 focus on the use of catalysts in small molecule synthesis. Approaches may include organo-based, transition metal and main group 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,particularly with regard to the use of catalysts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practice of homogenous and heterogenous catalysis in chemistry.
- Work to a professional level 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
- Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis.
- Understand the chemistry associated with the use of catalysts used in small molecule synthesis.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Lectures (Prof. Humphrey)||Lecture content will be assessed by examination.|
|2||Lectures (Prof. Humphrey) and Labs||Lecture content will be assessed by examination. Lab content will be assessed by performance in the lab and reports.|
|3||Lectures (Prof. Humphrey) and Labs||Lecture content will be assessed by examination. Lab content will be assessed by performance in the lab and reports.|
|4||Lectures (Prof. Humphrey) and Labs||Lecture content will be assessed by examinations. Lab content will be assessed by performance in the lab and reports.|
|5||Lectures (Dr Colebatch)||Lecture content will be assessed by assignment.|
|6||Lectures (Dr Colebatch)||Lecture content will be assessed by assignment.|
|7||Lectures (Dr Hicks) and Labs||Lecture content will be assessed by examination. Lab content will be assessed by performance in the lab and reports.|
|8||Lectures (Dr Hicks) and Labs|
|9||Lectures (Assoc. Prof. McLeod) and Labs|
|10||Lectures (Assoc. Prof. McLeod) and Labs|
|11||Lectures (Assoc. Prof. McLeod)||Lecture content will be assessed by examination.|
|12||Lectures (Assoc. Prof. McLeod)||Lecture content will be assessed by examination.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Lab reports||40 %||*||*||2,3|
|Mid semester exam based on Prof. Humphrey's lecture content||20 %||31/08/2020||24/09/2020||1,4|
|End of semester exam based on Dr Hick's and A/Prof. McLeod's lecture content||30 %||05/11/2020||03/12/2020||1,4|
|Assignment based on Dr Colebatch's lecture content||10 %||*||*||1,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Please note that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date for mid-semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held, and the due and return dates for end of semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and the date official end of Semester results are released on ISIS. Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2,3
Due dates: to be advised. Notionally end week 4 (lab report 1, 10%), end week 5 (lab report 2, 10%), end week 11 (lab report 3 - multi-week experiment, 20%)
Presentation requirements: exemplar of lab report format required provided at Wattle
Estimated return date: - one week after submission
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
Mid semester exam based on Prof. Humphrey's lecture content
The date range is a general indication of when the mid-semester exam will be held. Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU Examination Timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the mid semester exam.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
End of semester exam based on Dr Hick's and A/Prof. McLeod's lecture content
The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the exam.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
Assignment based on Dr Colebatch's lecture content
The Assignment will be distributed at some time in weeks 5-6, and will be due for submission 2 weeks after its distribution. Specific details will be advised via the course Wattle site and lectures.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned via Wattle.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of assignments is not permitted.
Distribution of grades policy
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Prof Mark Humphrey
Dr Annie Colebatch
Dr Jamie Hicks
AsPr Malcolm McLeod