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Advanced Organic Synthesis (CHEM90039)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90039
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This subject will outline some of the major methods of organic synthesis including asymmetric aldol and related reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and metal-catalysed transformations. Applications in the synthesis of important chiral molecules will be discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Show an increased knowledge and understanding of advanced organic chemical synthesis.
  • Understand useful methods for stoichiometric asymmetric synthesis.
  • Be able to use transition state models to predict stereochemical outcomes.
  • Provide plausable chemcial synthesis

Generic skills

  • Advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • An ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • A capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • An understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • The ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 20 June 2019