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(CHEM 450) Advanced Organic Synthesis

A concentration on advanced topics in organic chemistry including enantioselective catalysis, organometallic chemistry, name reactions and a study of more advanced, arrow-pushing, reaction mechanisms for the synthesis of complex molecules.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites CHEM 352/L
Offered Variable
Programs -

Course Learning Outcomes

To gain advanced knowledge of organic chemistry and how it applies to the field of biochemistry through the following:

  1. To understand the importance of three-dimensional structures and how this can influence reactivity.
  2. To be able to construct (synthesize) complex organic molecules from relatively simple precursors using synthetic strategies.
  3. To develop the ability to logically approach complex problems and think critically about how to solve them.
  4. To understand the nature and reactivity of catalytic processes.
  5. To build a foundation of organic reaction mechanism through Named Reactions.