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Contemporary organic synthesis

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
3
Lecturer: 
dr hab. Marcin Stępień
Type: 
Optional
Level: 
Advanced
Lecture
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

Introduction to contemporary methods of organic synthesis.

Assessment: 

Lecture: written exam.

Prerequisites: 

Introductory organic chemistry.

Contents: 

1. Role of organic synthesis in contemporary chemistry and chemical industry

2. Types of synthetic transformations

3. Oxidations and reductions in organic chemistry. Reagents and their applications

4. Methods of carbon-carbon bond formation. Aldol-type condensations, reactions with carbanions, coupling reactions (oxidative, reductive, and catalytic)

5. Synthesis of carbocycles

6. Synthesis of heterocyclic and macrocyclic systems

7. Strategy and planning in organic synthesis. Retrosynthetic analysis, synthons, umpolung

8. Analytical methods in organic synthesis. Publication standards.