Elements of Organic Synthesis

Miłosz Pawlicki D.Sc
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)

To bring a practical knowledge necessary in a modern organic laboratory and improve skills important in a multistep synthesis. In addition the quality/purity of the obtained compounds will be verified with a support from spectroscopic methodology broadly applied in modern laboratory.

Acquired Knowledge
Has a fundamental knowledge about organic molecules
Knows and understands a terminology and nomenclature of organic compounds.
Characterizes basic types of organic reactions and understands their mechanisms.
Determines basic properties and reactivity of organic compounds.
Knows and understands the safety procedures necessary in the lab work and applies disposal rules.
Acquired Skills
is able to analyse basic synthetic approaches
projects a typical chemical experiment according to the good laboratory practice (GLP)
synthesises chemical compounds with a usage of proper glassware.
writes reports from a research and adopts correct tools to do so.
describes and discuss chemical problems with a vocabulary characteristic for a scientific approach.
assesses results of an experiment and verifies them with a literature data.
Personal and Social Competence
a self-reliant in extending the chemical knowledge
a responsibility for the work that has been done especially for an interpretation of results with an extra accent at the scientific reliability.
a responsibility for a safety in lab-work.


Several tests checking the competition of the student for safe work in the lab are planned during the semester. In addition the day-by-day assessment will be conducted by the instructor during the laboratory work.


Fully validated Fundamental Chemistry


The major task that each student faces during the course is a multistep synthesis requiring a careful handle of each step as any mistake made at the earlier stage makes impossible going further. In the final part of the course it will be necessary to characterise intermediates of the synthetic process faced by each student. It will be realized incorporating the spectroscopic facilities available within the Department (NMR, IR, UV-Vis, Fluorescence). The quality/purity of all intermediates verified with the spectroscopic methodology is necessary as it is a transition in a destination path.