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CM 3534
ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

Pre-requisite(s): CM 2514

Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3533.

The course includes the following themes:

Building Molecules
I Strategy (retrosynthesis and total synthesis)

II Synthetic methods

a) Aromatic synthesis and methodology
b) Chemistry of the carbonyl group
c) Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals
Shapes, Structures and Spectra

I Steric and electronic effects

II Structure determination from spectra

Introduction to DNA/RNA, gene, genome sequence, bioinformatics, protein chemistry.

Enzymes as biocatalysts in the biotransformation industry.

12 week course - 4 one-hour lectures a week and 1 one-hour tutorial every 2 weeks, 4 three-hour practicals a week for 6 weeks (weeks 36-37, 41-44).

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
Only the marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.