- Code CHEM6206
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate advanced specialist knowledge of the principles and practice of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in chemistry.
- Work to an expert professional level in a chemical synthesis laboratory, demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette, especially in handling air-sensitive reagents, chromatographic techniques, and spectroscopic characterization.
- Demonstrate high level report writing, experimental design and data analysis.
- Critically analyse the chemistry associated with the use of catalysts used in small molecule synthesis.
- Lab Reports (attendance at all laboratory sessions and the submission of all reports is required in order to pass the course). (55) [LO 2,3]
- Mid-semester exam (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Final written exam (25) [LO 1,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures/tutorials plus 1 x 4 hour laboratory per week.
- Approximately 46 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, workshops and other assessment tasks.
To be determined.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Weller, Overton, Rourke, Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, 7th ed.
Claydon, Greeves, Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed.
24 units of university advanced level chemistry.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7143||25 Jul 2022||01 Aug 2022||31 Aug 2022||28 Oct 2022||In Person||N/A|