Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2019 - 03.04.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course builds on the student's prior knowledge on synthesis through illustrations from recent literature.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and problem sessions give an insight into current synthesis problems. The second half of the course consists of portfolio learning: each student is assigned a topic in current synthesis, which they work on, building on the knowledge and eventually leading to a seminar presentation on the topic.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, problem sessions; seminar presentation and portfolio

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 48 h
Problem sessions 24 h
Seminars 8 h
Home problem solving 40 h
Independent homework 140 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, and suggested parts of: Zweifel, G.S.; Nantz, M.H. Modern Organic Synthesis: an Introduction W.H. Freeman & Co, 2007; Corey, E.J.; Chang, X.-M. The Logic of Chemical Synthesis, Wiley, New York, 1989; Carey, F.A.; Sundberg, R. Advanced Organic Chemistry, 4. painos, osa A:
Structure and Mechanism, Kluwer academic, 2000. Hartwig, J.F. Organotransition metal chemistry. University Science books, 2010

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-4.4120 Organic Synthesis. A part of the course CHEM-E4265 Advanced Synthesis (10 cr)

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E4195 Selectivity in Organic Synthesis or equivalent

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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