CHEM8026 Designing Organic Synthesis
Aims and Objectives
The course is aimed at teaching the skills needed to design total synthesis of organic molecules. Both the knowledge-base of reactions which can be used, and the strategy of their employment will be covered. The development of teamwork skills is a significant aim.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Knowledge of synthetic organic reactions.
- Strategy of designing total synthesis.
- Presentation skills including planning.
- Leadership and teamwork skills
Various synthetic and mechanistic problems.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Study time allocation Contact time: 12 hours (6 x 2hr sessions) Private study hours: Minimum of 4 hour preparation for each meeting (6 x 4hrs = 24) Total study time: At least 36 hours Teaching and Learning Methods Small group work. Mediated larger meetings.
|Total study time||75|
Assessment of the written solutions to synthetic problems. Assessment of quality of presentation, and ability to answer questions on it. Each student will be assessed on their one “set” presentation and 3 “synthesis solution” presentations during the course. Satisfactory attendance and performance at the meetings, and provision of satisfactory written work.