Synthesis of Organic Molecules

Application of structural concepts and functional group reactions to the synthesis of organic compounds. Factors in the design of multistep syntheses such as functional group transformation, elaboration of carbon chains, protecting groups and reaction stereochemistry. Examples from the literature of laboratory syntheses of complex molecules such as steroids, alkaloids and pharmaceuticals will be examined. Laboratory included. Research projects requiring novel syntheses are a major component of this course. Students are required to propose multi-step syntheses and then work to complete proposed syntheses in the laboratory. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement.

Prerequisite: Chemistry & Biochemistry 251.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: Lab

1 unit — Kisunzu


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2023 Block 8 Synthesis of Organic Molecules Habiba Vaghoo Olin Hall 172 12 / 8 05/30/2023
Fall 2023 Block 3 Synthesis of Organic Molecules Jessica Kisunzu TBA 12 / 6 05/30/2023
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