• Class Number 6004
  • Term Code
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Mark Humphrey
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Catalysis in Chemistry (CHEM3206)

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practice of homogenous and heterogenous catalysis in chemistry.
  2. 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
  3. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis.
  4. Understand the chemistry associated with the use of catalysts used in small molecule synthesis.
Prof Mark Humphrey

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Prof Mark Humphrey

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