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Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Richard Brown
Academic year

Module overview

Carbon-carbon bond forming reactions lie at the heart of organic synthesis. In this course we will cover methods for carbon-carbon bond formation using carbanions and radicals, and through thermally and photochemically induced pericyclic processes. The significance and importance of the reactions discussed will be illustrated by examples taken from the literature, including applications to synthetic and natural organic compounds possessing useful properties (e.g. pharmacological activity). An overarching theme will be selectivity (e.g. chemoselectivity, regioselectivity and stereoselectivity), and the factors controlling aspects of selectivity for reactions of anions, radicals and pericyclic reactions.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM3038 or CHEM6095