- 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 2024
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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:
- Develop a high level understanding of structure, reactions and mechanism in organic chemistry.
- Understand and explain principles of synthesis design.
- Devise chemical syntheses of organic compounds.
- 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.
- Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis.
- Written Exams (mid semester and end of semester) (70) [LO 1,2,3]
- Lab Reports (30) [LO 4,5]
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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 per week plus approximately 32 hours of laboratory throughout the semester.
- Approximately 62 hours of self-directed study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Clayden et al, Organic Chemistry.
Synthetic laboratory based skills at the second year chemistry level and a background in synthetic chemistry at the second year level.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2772||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|