- Code CHEM3201
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Chemistry
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Chemistry
- Areas of interest Chemistry
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Mick Sherburn
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participants in Sem 1, 2021, however attendance at on-campus activities is preferable.
From designed structures to natural products, medicinal agents to functional materials to biological targets, organic substances are everywhere! The purpose of this course is to teach how to analyse structures and devise ways to make them. The lecture material will focus on the most important structures, reactions and mechanisms, topics and themes of contemporary Organic Chemistry and highlight applications of organic compounds in medicine. Synthesis design and strategy, the latest methods, the most up-to-date biologically active compounds and other fascinating molecules will all be covered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Develop a high level understanding of structure, reactions and mechanism in organic chemistry. (LO1)
2. Understand and explain principles of synthesis design.(LO2)
3. Devise chemical syntheses of organic compounds. (LO3)
4. 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. (LO4)
5. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO5)
Written Exams 70% (LO1 - LO3)
Lab Reports 30% (LO4 - LO5)
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65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Clayden et al, Organic Chemistry.
Assumed KnowledgeSynthetic laboratory based skills at the second year chemistry level and a background in organic / organometallic chemistry at the second year level.
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