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CM5045: MOLECULAR DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course will overview a range of basic synthetic methodologies such as the fundamentals of organic reaction mechanism including aromatic substitutions, SN1 and SN2 reactions, elimination reactions, carbonyl chemistry, and basic protecting groups. This toolkit of reactions will underpin the introduction of retrosynthetic analysis and a range of specific target molecules will be described. The students will practice these concepts in a number of interactive workshops. A range of the examples discussed in the lectures will be used in the associated laboratory classes which will focus on developing key laboratory skills, keeping a lab book to industry standards and data evaluation and recording.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rainer Ebel
  • Dr Rebecca Walker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CM5545 Molecular Design and Synthesis (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will overview a range of basic synthetic methodologies such as the fundamentals of organic reaction mechanism including aromatic substitutions, SN1 and SN2 reactions, elimination reactions, carbonyl chemistry, and basic protecting groups. This toolkit of reactions will underpin the introduction of retrosynthetic analysis and a range of specific target molecules will be described. The students will practice these concepts in a number of interactive workshops. A range of the examples discussed in the lectures will be used in the associated laboratory classes which will focus on developing key laboratory skills, keeping a lab book to industry standards and data evaluation and recording. The laboratories will focus on the development of key skills including synthetic techniques and methods of purification such as distillation under normal and reduced pressures, flash column chromatography and recrystallisation.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Lab Book

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 17

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate an ability to keep a laboratory record to an industry standard.
ProceduralUnderstandDevelop key synthetic lab skills commonly used within industry.

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 9,12,15,18 Feedback Weeks 10,13,16,19

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyUnderstand fundamental of organic reactions including reaction mechanisms.
ProceduralApplyUnderstand principles of retrosynthetic analysis and its applications.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralUnderstandDevelop key synthetic lab skills commonly used within industry.
ProceduralApplyUnderstand fundamental of organic reactions including reaction mechanisms.
ProceduralApplyUnderstand principles of retrosynthetic analysis and its applications.
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate an ability to keep a laboratory record to an industry standard.

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