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This course introduces important fundamentals of organic chemistry. You will gain a firm grounding in NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry which are vital analytical tools to determine if the correct organic molecule has been synthesised. Biological chemistry such as DNA/RNA and genome sequencing will be introduced. Organic synthesis lectures will concentrate on chemistry of the carbonyl group, aromatic synthesis and pericyclic reactions.Students will gain expertise in the synthesis of a number of different organic compounds such as dyes, compounds that change colour with temperature and an antibiotic during the laboratory practicals which accompany this course.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
NMR and Mass spectroscopy
Organic synthesis; Basic mechanisms and synthetic methods
Chemistry of the carbonyl group; Synthetic strategies. Aromatic synthesis and methodology.
Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals.
Biological chemistry: Introduction to DNA/RNA, gene, genome sequence, bioinformatics and protein chemistry. Enzymes as biocatalysts in the biotransformation industry.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.