- Code CHEM3206
- 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 Undergraduate
- Prof Martin Banwell
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2018
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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. Moreover 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 primarily focus on the use of catalysts in small molecule synthesis. Approaches may include organo-based, as well as transition metal and enzyme, 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 and particularly with regard to the use of catalysts.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practice of homogenous and heterogenous catalysis in chemistry. (LO1)
2. 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. (LO2)
3. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO3)
4. Understand the chemistry associated with the use of catalysts used in small molecule synthesis. (LO4)
Written Exams 70% (LO1 & LO4)
Lab Reports 30% (LO2 & LO3)
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65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.
Requisite and Incompatibility
distributed in course
Assumed KnowledgeRecommended: CHEM3203
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8328||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person|