Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (ROC)

Course description Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (ROC)
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 4423RIOCH (ROC)
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. J.D.C. Codee
  • Dr. D.V. Filippov
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 6
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1, Block II
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
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Core course in MSc Chemistry – Chemical Biology, elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc Life Science and Technology

Reactivity in Organic Chemistry 2016-2017

The course provides the theoretical background necessary for in-depth understanding of the organic reaction mechanisms. The course will focus on the thermodynamics and kinetics as applied in organic chemistry, the theory of transition state and the role of stereo-electronic factors and conformational equilibrium for the product distribution in organic reactions.

Course objectives

After the course the student should be able to:

  • Understand reaction mechanisms of the most common transformations in organic chemistry;
  • Understand how orbital interactions govern reactivity;
  • Understand how stereoelectronic effects determine the reactivity;
  • Understand how conformational behavior influences reactivity;
  • Understand pericyclic reactions;
  • Predict regio- and stereoselectivity of common organic reactions;

Literature

Clayden, Greeves & Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd edition, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-19-927029-3

Assessment method

Written exam (“open book”)

Expected Background

Knowledge of organic chemistry at the level of OC-II (BSc in Chemistry, Molecular Science and Technology, Life Science and Technology or a related discipline).

Registration

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Infomation about the lecturers

Jeroen Codee
Dima Filippov

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